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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.

The Real Value of the Dollar and Gold

Michael Pento | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

While it is true that the purchasing power of the dollar is a key metric to judge the direction of gold prices, the Dollar Index will only tell you what the dollar is doing against a basket of 6 other flawed fiat currencies.

Krugman: U.S. Should Hold China Accountable For Undervaluing Currency

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

The dire state of the world economy reflects destructive actions on the part of many players. Still, the fact that so many have behaved badly shouldn...

Demanding Value in Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Each time we decide a medical policy, a critical question that has been neglected up to now must be asked, "Is the care we are receiving worth the price we are paying?"

Canadian Dollar Value Weakens Over Debt Crisis Fears

The Canadian Press | Malcolm Morrison | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

TORONTO - (CP) The Canadian dollar was lower against the U.S. currency Tuesday, reflecting a flight to safety to the greenback amid another round of ...

Taps for the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

It now appears that the United States has finally succeeded in its efforts to destroy confidence in the U.S. dollar. Certainly this was no easy task.

Obama Sidesteps Question About Whether The Fed Is Intentionally Devaluing The Dollar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama has sidestepped a question of whether the Federal Reserve may have weakened the value of the dollar by purchasing...

Bernanke Takes A Shot A China, Defends The Fed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday hit back at critics of the U.S. central bank's controversial bond-buying program and iss...

WATCH: Fed President: It Could Take Years To End Fed's Easy Money Policies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - A top U.S. Federal Reserve official defended the Fed's controversial bond-buying program on Tuesday, saying it could be years before pul...

Currency Wars and Accounting Identities

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

There are few areas of economics more boring than accounting identities. This is unfortunate, since it is virtually impossible to have an understanding of economic policy without a solid knowledge of it.

A Brief History of the Dollar

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

Some people are saying that the dollar's days are numbered. Maybe so. Let's look at the dollar's long history, and see how we got to where we are today.

Dollar Falls On News Of Widening Trade Deficit

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The dollar dropped Friday after the government said the trade deficit widened in September, while the 16-nation eurozone officially e...

What $1000+ Gold Means To You

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Lewis

If you look more closely at gold, you discover that there is hardly any compelling investment thesis at all. In fact, it appears that gold is among the most useless things on the planet.

Should the United States Worry About the Dollar?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

By not including the dollar in its international strategy and leadership, the U.S. misses out on an important way to create solidarity and loyalty among trade partners, and fair treatment for creditors.

What Your Antiques Are Really Worth!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

There are so many things that factor into what "IT" is worth. In a nutshell, there is no simple answer.

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.

A Stock Market Held Hostage by the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

In today's artificial and perverse global economy the best short term medicine for the ailing markets would be a weakening U.S. currency

Cowardly New World

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Are we rallying based on the idea that strings attached help and that heavy regulation will triumph over global recession and a public no better able to pay its bills?

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.

Enough with the Market Forces

Jeff Goode | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Goode

After the results of President George W. Bush's "market force" plan hits it's mark will he also brag about the result of getting people to cut back on food? And, at the end of his reign, Bush's delusional thinking will probably even let him claim victory.

Ten Dollar-Friendly Destinations

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No, that's not a mirage. The economy is faltering, the dollar is getting clobbered by the euro, and traveling to the far reaches of luxury is costlier...

Soros: Worst Market Crisis In 60 Years

Financial Times | George Soros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The current financial crisis was precipitated by a bubble in the US housing market. In some ways it resembles other crises that have occurred since th...

Euro-Wielding Shoppers See U.S. As "Fabulous Discount Mall"

New York Times | KATE HAMMER, JULIA WERDIGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Margaret Dragonette arrived in New York last week -- three nieces, a cousin and loads of empty luggage in tow. By the time Ms. Dragonette, an administ...

Protect Yourself From The Dollar Drop

Money | Walter Updegrave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Question: I know I can protect my portfolio against inflation by investing in TIPs and against market volatility by diversifying my investments. But h...

Ahmadinejad Calls Dollar A "Worthless Piece Of Paper"

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that OPEC's members have expressed interest in converting their cash reserves into a currency other ...