As Venezuelan inflation hits new highs, a crackdown on consumer prices

Nov 14, 2013
Venezuela has a terrible inflation problem, and the government's dramatic steps to fix them problem aren't likely to make a real impact.
Posted In: venezuela, inflation

Inflation: Come out, come out wherever you are

Oct 29, 2013
There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow.
Posted In: inflation, The Fed, Federal Reserve

Good news: Japan inflation at 5 year high

Oct 25, 2013
Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Posted In: Japan, inflation

Flooded with Fed money, but no inflation in sight

Sep 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has printed and pumped trillions of dollars into the banking system to keep long-term interest rates low. Why hasn't the flood caused prices to rise?
Posted In: inflation

Inflation: Could a little more be good for the economy?

Sep 16, 2013
Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.
Posted In: inflation, Economy, monetary policy

Indian Rupee hits record low

Aug 16, 2013
A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.
Posted In: India, inflation, currency

Fiat money: It has nothing to do with the car

May 22, 2013
Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: Fiat, inflation, Money, dollar bill, currency, whiteboard

Gold prices are falling, but global demand is expected to grow

May 20, 2013
As an investment and inflation hedge, gold still looks overvalued, at nearly 30 percent below its peak. But demand for gold is growing in India and China.
Posted In: gold, inflation, inflation hedges

Why inflation can be a good thing

May 1, 2013
"A little bit of inflation is our friend, not our enemy," says Prof. David Blanchflower
Posted In: inflation, whiteboard

Should we bring inflation back from the dead?

May 1, 2013
In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. As the Federal Reserve concludes yet another meeting to keep inflation six feet under, we ask if it's time to bring inflation back from the dead.
Posted In: inflation