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Central Bankers Content To Keep Interest Rates Low

Financial Times | Krishna Guha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The world's central bankers were in no hurry to start raising interest rates as they headed home on Sunday from the US Federal Reserve's annual retrea...

The New Fall Fashion is Inflation

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The data soon to be released by the government will put a dagger through the hearts of those who are predicting a protracted period of deflation.

Vanishing Social Security COLA Adjustment Will Squeeze Some Seniors

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The vanishing COLA will squeeze many retirees hard. Social Security provides, on average, about 39 percent of income for retired households and more than 50 million people receive benefits.

Growth: Never More Needed, Never More Misunderstood

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

What constitutes real growth and the pathway to achieve it has never before been more confused. Real growth comes from empowering the private sector by cutting taxes and reducing public spending.

Needed Medicine: A Dose of Inflation?

Jodie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Allen

it's worth asking if a carefully monitored dose of inflation, might be the fastest -- and maybe only -- way to spring America free of its debtor's shackles.

Debt, Inflation and the Stock Market

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

It should be obvious to all that we can't get out from under our mountain of debt through spending.

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.