Economic Intelligence

May 2012


Merkel's 'Austerity,' Obama's 'Growth,' and the Power of Framing

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James Rickards is a hedge fund manager in New York City and the author of "Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis" from Portfolio/Penguin. @JamesGRickards

Economic analysis is difficult enough without politicians misleading the public through something called "framing." The idea is that ...

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economy
Merkel, Angela
Germany
Obama, Barack
global economy
European Union
inflation

Leaving Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac As Is Risks Another Housing Bubble

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Anthony Sanders is a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center and the distinguished professor of Real Estate Finance at George Mason University.

Last week Fannie Mae, one of the two mortgage giants in conservatorship with Freddie Mac, reported a $2.7 billion profit for the first time since the ...

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economy
Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
economic depression
housing market
Federal Housing Administration
housing

Romney Doubles Down on Obama's Toxic Currency Policies

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James Rickards is a hedge fund manager in New York City and the author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis from Portfolio/Penguin. Follow him on Twitter: @JamesGRickards.

On most issues, former Gov. Mitt Romney tries to distinguish himself from President Obama and set his policies ...

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China
Federal Reserve
interest rates
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
Romney, Mitt
economy