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Rethinking Money: How Different Types of Money Will Stabilize the Economy

Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer

A quiet revolution is happening that has, for the most part, gone under-reported.

Why a Strong Dollar Is a Terrible Idea

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The dollar needs to be dispassionately evaluated for the costs and benefits of any particular price it bears, not misunderstood as a totem of national vitality.

Stiglitz To Obama: The Fed's Latest Move Will Hurt Other Nations

WSJ | Alex Frangos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, dismissing the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing as a "beggar-thy-neighbor" strategy of currency de...

Robert Lenzner: QE2 Hurts The Dollar

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ben Bernanke has no sure fire policy solution for economic stagnation. QE2, the $1 trillion quantitative easing expected, hoped for, prayed for, goss...

PHOTOS: 12 Countries For The Non-Frugal Traveler To Visit Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When deciding where to travel abroad, an obvious point to consider is where your dollar will go farthest. For years, a European getaway was fun and ec...

Why It's Foolish to Weaken the Dollar to Create Jobs

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

It's no big accomplishment to create jobs by getting poorer. Our goal isn't just more jobs. It's more jobs that pay enough to improve our living standards.

The Next Thing to Go Wrong

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Investors who should be looking for safe haven are, oddly, convinced that Washington will honor its long term fiscal obligations. That false sense of security is dangerous, because we are vulnerable to a crisis of confidence in the dollar.

Where Did Inflation Go?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

For those concerned about incipient inflation resulting from the gargantuan monetary expansion and the budget deficits we are still running, the lack of inflation is confounding.

With the Euro Falling, US Recovery Is Under Threat

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

It's the US that should be concerned about the effect if the euro moves too far and too fast. The euro depreciates, the dollar strengthens, and our path to recovery starts to run more uphill.

Advocating for a Weak Dollar Policy Is Like Throwing a Birthday Party for Osama Bin Laden?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

What is "free trade"? What is "fair trade"? "Weak dollar" policy? "Strong dollar" policy? Most people don't know so conservatives can easily come in and label something as fair trade that isn't necessarily good for anyone.

Recession Hits Lackluster Art Auction Opener At Christie's | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

French and Italian could be heard throughout Christie's salesroom Tuesday night as the fall auction season began unsteadily: While there were some str...

No Love for Uncle Buck

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

The dollar will not be allowed to collapse. Instead its decline will be managed. This will include violent corrections that will savage any dollar bear who is trying to make a quick buck.

Krugman Is Wrong: Why China Won't Revalue

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

With China now accounting for nearly $1 trillion of American debt, the U.S. can't simply insist that it do something about its currency and expect action. Geithner has been right in not publicly calling out China.

China's Dollar Scam Must End

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

The bilateral talks, or G-2, between the U.S. and China have resulted in little substantive progress. This is because there is a continuing, inexplicable failure on the part of the U.S. with other countries to pressure China to curb its currency manipulation.

Obama's Foreign Policy: Surviving Decline

David Calleo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Calleo

The general trend toward a more plural dispensation of power, together with our own progressive loss of geopolitical and financial leverage, means a decline in our relative strength.

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.

The Plummeting Dollar Prosperity Plan

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

As long as we continue to substitute spurious growth models for genuine growth policies we will continue to lose global power and influence.

Reflecting On Economic Meltdown, International Newspapers Hold U.S. Responsible

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Freedman

World Editorial Roundup for December 4, 2008.

Organized Crime Groups Dumping Weak US Dollar For Euro

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The weakened US dollar has fallen out of favor with organized crime groups to pay for drug shipments or to settle scores, a Canadian government report...

TIME Blames Speculators: "We Are Slaves To This Black Gold Standard"

TIME | Arj J. Officer and Garret J. Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is it possible that oil prices are rigged? You bet. Here's how: Just how would you raise prices if you were an oil supplier? Controlling the supply -...

Porn Not Recession-Proof: Amateur Porn Good Enough Substitute In Trying Times

Epicenter | Betsy Schiffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In good times and in bad, sin sells; booze, tobacco and sex have all weathered countless economic storms over the centuries. This recession is a litt...

Starbucks and America's First Taste of the Greater Depression

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Starbucks is the first, but not the last example of how a falling dollar will make most items that Americans over consume too expensive for Americans to buy with their crumbling currency.

Sorry, Canada, $7 Canadian Is Just $6.98 American!

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Burdick

"Hey, Canada! You thought that pipeline was worth seven billion dollars? Ha! Yeah, where we're from, that's a $6.98 billion pipeline!" And then I'd smugly shine an apple on my lapel.

U.S. Inflation At A Glance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reports on inflation showed big price increases at the consumer level and the wholesale level for June, driven by higher energy and food costs. Here ...

The Time For Fed Action Is Now

Vince Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vince Farrell

Inflation is the cruelest form of taxation. It eats away at buying power and once uncorked, it's very hard to contain.