Laffer's contention is not based in any current fact. Instead, it's based in his desire to get Republicans elected.
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Arthur Laffer joins the chorus of economists predicting that the Fed's massive stimulus will eventually lead to hyper-inflation. And I agree.
The precious metal, many gold traders gripe, is not getting the respect it deserves. A surge to new highs is just around the corner.
The fact that Tiananmen has yet to have a sequel can be explained largely by the economic success of the regime since 1989.
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
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
I never thought I would witness the day when Paul Krugman and Dick Cheney agree on economic policy.
Over the last year Iceland, Ireland, and Spain have been confronted with diminished credit ratings. Could the same thing happen to the United States?
Quantitative easing and multi-trillion dollar deficits are the two core ingredients of an explosive fiscal cocktail that will ultimately lead to hyperinflation.
At the rate we're going, the Times subscription rates will cross into the magic four-digit range before Obama exits the White House.
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.
Both Americans and foreigners concerned about the incendiary potential of inflation and the devaluation of the dollar have good historical reason for concern.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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."
The wealth of the past 10-15 years was illusory. The markets have in fact dropped back to where they "should" be.
The new budget President Obama proposed last week is no less than another American revolution, an economic revolution that changes the very fundamenta...
With the economy's Dominos Effect kicking in these days, most of us are feeling the pinch. Increasingly, we hear gloomy predictions o...
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