International

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Prof. Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at the Johns Hopkins University believes that Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per month and its national currency, rial, has lost its value against the U.S. dollar dramatically.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

My October 2009 Globe Asia column was titled “Iran’s Death Spiral.” In light of the recent events that have transpired in Iran, I think I might have been onto something back in 2009.

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, and his team of 10 undergraduates, known as the bullpen, were the first ones to come to the realization that Iran was undergoing hyperinflation after studying the black market exchange rate in the country.

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.

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