International

Monday, October 15th, 2012
This summer Roger Bootle won Lord Wolfson's £250,000 prize for the best advice for a country leaving the European Monetary Union (one may assume that this advice is aimed at Greece).
Friday, October 12th, 2012
As noted in last week’s column about the rising recognition by authorities in Germany about the virtues of gold, the gold standard is receiving impressive new recognition internationally.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Understanding the euro's failure and Triffin's Paradox helps us understand why the dollar will rise significantly in the years ahead.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad first became President of Iran, in August 2005, the country’s economy has gone from bad to worse. Iran now ranks near the bottom

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hungary is in a recession, again. According to the chattering classes, as well as many analysts and financial reporters, fiscal austerity is the cause of Hungary’s slump. Nonsense. Hungary’s recession results from its slumping money supply.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

During the Cold War, national security analysts spoke knowingly about the art of "Kremlinology." This was a technique for understanding Soviet power relations and policy changes taking place inside the leadership compound in the Kremlin.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

 Works so nice, apparently we should try it twice. Then thrice...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A question on the minds of many people today (increasingly those who manage or invest money professionally) is this: How do I preserve wealth during a period of intense official intervention in and manipulation of money supply, price, and asset markets?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

While the B.R.I.C.S nations are contributing to the I.M.F.’s funding with the purpose of shoring up the global financial system, they’ve stipulated that they want more power in the I.M.F.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In spite of the fact that 85% of Greeks want to stay in the Eurozone, I was reasonably confident that Greeks would support Syriza to a first-place finish, and elect a new government willing to play chicken with the Germans.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Just counting something as a part of "GDP" doesn't actually make it a "product."

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Bottom line: A roller coaster economy brought to you by Ben Bernanke by his first draining reserves and his then expanding them is the path we are on.

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