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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...

Inflation: Why Investing in Yellow Could Save Your Portfolio

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

On TV, you have to boil down answers into the shortest, most concise sound bites. Right now, my favorite sound bite is "Invest in Yellow: Corn, Wheat and Gold."

Zimbabwe's New Prime Minister Must Tackle His Toughest Challenge Yet

The Independent | By Daniel Howden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Linda Moyo celebrated the swearing in of Zimbabwe's historic unity government yesterday behind bars at Harare central police station. The young activ...

Beyond the Age of Leverage: Alternative Cures for the Global Financial Crisis

Niall Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Niall Ferguson

The harsh reality that is being repressed is this: the Western world is suffering a crisis of excessive indebtedness.

Chavez Reign Threatened By Food Shortages, Inflation

The Miami Herald | Tyler Bridges | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Desiree Pereira couldn't decide among the squash she was squeezing at a food stall on Tuesday. Pereira expressed no uncertainty, however, when asked ...

Recession Trend Tracker: What's Hot, What's Not

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto


Recession Trend Tracker: What's Hot, What's Not

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto


Inflation Slows To Half-Century Low In 2008

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Inflation slowed to a half-century low last year and industrial output fell for the first time since 2002, data showed on Friday, as the recession dee...

Recession Trend Tracker: What's Hot, What's Not

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

"Charticle" featuring highlights from this week in the Economy. . . hoarding gold, hot recession jobs, and the U.S. Treasuries bubble. ...

Zimbabwe Unveils $50 Billion Note Which Buys 2 Loaves Of Bread

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zimbabwe's central bank will introduce a $50 billion note -- enough to buy just two loaves of bread -- as a way of fighting cash shortages amid spiral...

Recession Trend Tracker: What's Hot, What's Not

Jill Keto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jill Keto

Check back weekly for my Recession Trend Tracker. If Us Weekly and The Economist had a love child, it would look like this.