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Art Laffer Is Wrong on Inflation

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Laffer's contention is not based in any current fact. Instead, it's based in his desire to get Republicans elected.

Here Comes Hyperinflation

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Arthur Laffer joins the chorus of economists predicting that the Fed's massive stimulus will eventually lead to hyper-inflation. And I agree.

Why Gold Won't Fold

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The precious metal, many gold traders gripe, is not getting the respect it deserves. A surge to new highs is just around the corner.

On the Twentieth Anniversary of Tiananmen: It's Still the Economy, Stupid!

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

The fact that Tiananmen has yet to have a sequel can be explained largely by the economic success of the regime since 1989.

The National Debt: Another Finanical Crisis in Slow Motion?

Jill Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Schlesinger

The so-called "rich" can't be taxed enough to mitigate the coming wave of inflation, nor will increasing taxes on them pay for everything that's currently on the table

Merkel Goes Off the Deep End

Brett Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brett Neely

With a tough re-election campaign coming up, Merkel has decided that bashing the ECB could offer a political advantage ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend

Paul Krugman Is Wrong on Inflation

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

I never thought I would witness the day when Paul Krugman and Dick Cheney agree on economic policy.

Washington's Grim Economic Prospects

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric C. Anderson

Over the last year Iceland, Ireland, and Spain have been confronted with diminished credit ratings. Could the same thing happen to the United States?

U.S. Economy Risks Dire Prospect of Hyperinflation

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Quantitative easing and multi-trillion dollar deficits are the two core ingredients of an explosive fiscal cocktail that will ultimately lead to hyperinflation.

Who Said A Good Newspaper Has to Be Affordable?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Jaffe

At the rate we're going, the Times subscription rates will cross into the magic four-digit range before Obama exits the White House.

Summer Economic Forecast: Sunny, with a Chance of Inflation

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carlos Watson

There's good news and bad news: your chances of being employed just went up, but the paycheck you'll start earning could be worth less.

The New Politics of Inflation: Asian and Monetary

Kevin Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Phillips

Both Americans and foreigners concerned about the incendiary potential of inflation and the devaluation of the dollar have good historical reason for concern.

Why Central Bank Inflation Targeting Didn't Work

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

It's not clear to me that inflation targeting is necessarily a bad policy. It seems more likely that it might have been a good policy, implemented in a very bad way.

It's Stag not Hyperinflation--For now

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Pento

In the longer term, the risk of the U.S. suffering through a bout with hyperinflation is very real. However, in the short term what we most likely fac...

Is Hyper Inflation Coming?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Debasing the currency is the best way to destroy a capitalist system. Unfortunately, the US has plenty of incentive to debase its currency and pay off the debts in cheaper dollars.

Bad Time to Search for Paradise

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Many on Wall Street have basically been pitching happy economic talk since early last year. Well, we're in early 2009 and now the bullish brigade is signaling yet another extension.

Brace For Hyper-Inflation

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Ben Bernanke assured us that the Fed's money-printing won't eventually lead to inflation because when the economy begins to recover, the Fed will stop printing money. Ben is unlikely to keep this promise.

Fed: Plan Now To Avert Inflation

Reuters | Ros Krasny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The United States economy will skid more deeply into recession in coming months, Federal Reserve policy-makers warned on Thursday, but it is time to s...

Dispatches from the G-20 Summit

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

The consequences of Governor Mervyn King's intervention will be played out for years to come -- in the destruction of banks, businesses, jobs and human lives.

Russia's Inflation Could Spur Social Unrest

The Moscow Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Her job is safe and her salary hasn't been cut by a single ruble, yet Svetlana Nikolayeva says she feels the effects of the financial crisis as badly ...

Reports of the Death of Equities: Greatly Exaggerated

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

The successful investors will be the ones who wait out this period and reap the rewards once the tide turns, which it will. Soon we hope.

Q&A with Housing Bubble Forecaster Dean Baker

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Baker: "For most economists, the idea that a market would take leave from its senses -- that it would be driven by speculation -- is almost inconceivable."

Economic Meltdown or Back to Normal?

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hugh McGuire

The wealth of the past 10-15 years was illusory. The markets have in fact dropped back to where they "should" be.

The Obama Revolution

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The new budget President Obama proposed last week is no less than another American revolution, an economic revolution that changes the very fundamenta...

In Tenuous Times, Get Back To Basics

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Tenuous Times With the economy's Dominos Effect kicking in these days, most of us are feeling the pinch. Increasingly, we hear gloomy predictions o...