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Interesting Inflation News Links (May 07, 2009)

* The Economic Need for Stable Policies, Not a Stimulus [Extended version] (Jeffrey D. Sachs, Scientific American)

The U.S. political-economic system gives evidence of a phenomenon known as instrument instability. Policy makers at the Federal Reserve and the White House are attempting to use highly imperfect monetary and fiscal policies to stabilize the national economy. The result, however, has been ever-more desperate swings in economic policies in the attempt to prevent recessions that cannot be fully …

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Jake Neubacher, Brownsville Herald: Oil above $35 amid grim economic news

Another great story by Jake Neubacher of Brownsville Herald.

Markets shrugged off a steady barrage of grim U.S. economic news to push oil prices above $35 a barrel Thursday, with a drop in the dollar encouraging investors to buy crude.

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Interesting Inflation News Links (March 27, 2009)

* Obama walks, chews gum and sends Congress his budget (Marsha Mercer, McDowell News)

President Barack Obama vows responsibility and accountability – but he blames his predecessor for the mess we’re in.

* Europe’s Markets Advance (Steve Goldstein, Wall Street Journal)

European stocks advanced Thursday, as local investors cheered the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to embrace quantitative easing.

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Bloomberg News: Comparisons to Depression are becoming louder, clearer

From Bloomberg News. Here we go again:

The U.S. economy’s vital signs may not confirm a diagnosis of depression, but the symptoms are increasingly pointing to one.

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Kevin G. Hall: China’s tough talk on U.S. crisis seen as diverting heat at home

From Sacramento Bee. Here we go again:

WASHINGTON The Chinese prime minister’s blunt warning Friday that he fears his nation’s investments in U.S. financial assets may be endangered signals both a need to distract attention from troubles at home and how interrelated the two giant economies have become, analysts said.

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