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QE2 Geneates Instant Wealth Creation

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

Just when you were losing faith in Ben Bernanke, he pulls a $600 billion rabbit out of his pocket. Down goes the dollar and the Treasury bond. Up goes gold, oil, stocks and interest rates.

WATCH: STREET ART: Graffiti Artist Max Wiedemann On How To Make A Billion Dollars

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

A glass of champagne being forced into hand and fistfuls of dollar notes - albeit fakes - everywhere I turn, you'd think that I was well on my way to ...

It's the Dollar, Stupid

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Behind the currency debate lies a somber reality. Most of China's exports are the result of the relocation of production outside of the U.S. -- it is American corporations that fuel the balance of payment deficit.

Let China Manipulate its Currency---They Are Doing Us a Favor

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Letting free markets set the exchange rate is the best policy for both the U.S. and China. But in its absence, a strong dollar is in the best interests of the United States, even if the Chinese fail to grasp this.

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 10: A Lower Dollar Would Level The Playing Field | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 10 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) With the Federal Reserve indicating that it's ready to print more money to keep interest rat...

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.

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.

Why Gold Bears Should Hibernate

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The $64,000 question is whether the modern gold rush is actually a mania or, in fact, a legitimate reflection of serious financial and economic stresses.

Keiser Report, Episode 76

Mike Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Jensen

This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of no fiscal or monetary bullets left in the bankrupt warfare states of America.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

China, Currency Manipulation and Globalism: The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Beijing orchestrated a two percent swing in the renminbi- dollar rate that has justifiably dampened profit taking by speculators and replicates renminbi market spreads against the Euro.

Is China Trading Fair? CAF v. CATO On CNBC

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

America's huge trade imbalance with China is the result of rulebreaking that has created a bubble that is expanding beyond all safe margins. It could lead to another worldwide economic disaster.

The Euro Will Survive

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

While aggravated by the ECB's structural weakness, the euro's crisis was caused by the inability of the continent's political leaders to agree on policies to help Greece and safeguard their common currency.

Contrasting Greece and America

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

America's demographic dividend, plus its independent currency, put it in a much better position than Greece.

Five Pieces of Evidence the US is Developing a Strong Underclass

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

The US currently has an underclass reaching about 10% of the population. Keep your eye out for these signs that the US is turning into a two-class society,

Winds of Trade Wars

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The suspicion that the Obama administration is misguided on basic economic issues is further confirmed by its attempts to balance Chinese currency undervaluation with protectionism.

Rep.Rep. Kent Lambert: Colorado Should Stockpile Precious Metals

Colorado Springs Gazette | Tom Roeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

At hearing Tuesday in Denver, a General Assembly committee will debate a plan by a Colorado Springs Republican to plow the state's savings account int...

Is Gold a Good Inflation Hedge?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Though gold is supposed to be an insurance policy against economic chaos and a hedge against inflation, gold bugs have not done well over time.

Japan's Big Gamble

Jim Jubak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jubak

It's a desperate gamble but Japan's Democratic Party government, headed by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, doesn't have much choice. To break the hold...

Don't Blame China

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

In the great American tradition of finding foreign scapegoats for our problems, the hunt is on to somehow hold China responsible for the misery that Wall Street financiers inflicted upon the world.

Shrinking Dollar Sets Off Alarms Overseas, But Helps US

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic decline of the U.S. dollar is aiding the American economic recovery but setting off alarm bells overseas, with corporate executives, poli...

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.

Meaningless Fervor Over China's Exchange Rate Policy

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

According to some pundits, Beijing's fixed exchange rate explains our trade imbalance with China and a end to this practice will aid the revival of manufacturing in America. Phooey.

The US Dollar: Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Marshall Auerback | Posted 10.15.2009 | Business
Marshall Auerback

It seems there isn't a day that goes by without more commentary on the demise of the dollar and the concomitant risk of a collapse of the world's reserve currency.

Trade Minister: Chinese Yuan Isn't Being Kept At An Artificial Low

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GENEVA — China rejected Monday the charge that it was keeping the yuan artificially low against the dollar, but rather blamed another "major economy...