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Apples and Inflation

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It would be politically and economically devastating for the Fed to dump $800 billion of Treasuries in addition to the $3.25 trillion they must sell in fiscal 2009.

In New York, What Goes Up Stays Up

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Dorfman

Is the cost of living in New York City really falling?

Risk of Major Social Upheaval Likely if Bank Bonanza Continues

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

Is a Democratic administration and a Democratically controlled Congress presiding over one of the most regressive wealth transfers in history?

Fed: Recession Easing, Inflation Not A Threat

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sought Wednesday to defuse fears that the trillions it's spending to revive the economy could spark inflation l...

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

The Retreat of the Shadow Lenders: Why Deflation, not Inflation, Is the Order of the Day

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

The true path to economic recovery is to reclaim money and credit as public resources. Money needs to be transformed from private master to public servant.

Out of the Ashes of GM: The Phoenix of Renewable Energy

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Brown

To put or new car company to good use, we just need to own a bank.

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?

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.

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.

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...