How China’s ‘Currency Manipulation’ Enhances the Global Role of the U.S. Dollar

But it's not quite that simple. In fact, Beijing benefits from the dollar’s dominance.


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Why China should not devalue its currency.

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The G-20 tries to stay relevant

I'm in Shanghai to discuss how the G-20 has been doing as the world's "premier economic forum." As fate would have it, the G-20 actually ...

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Deep dives on currency

Your humble blogger is near the capital of Waterworld Pennsylvania at the moment and all conferenced out. Regular blogging will resume after some sleep. In ...

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What are financial markets telling us about the debt ceiling?

For the past two years, staunch monetarists and economic conservatives have warned about the evils of massive deficit spending and quantitative easing.  They have argued ...

The Oil and the Glory

Osama bump? Dead schmed, say oil traders. Long live Ben Bernanke

Osama bin Ladin is dead. So why haven't oil and gasoline prices moderated? We are paying $4.25 a gallon for regular gasoline here in Washington, ...

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They write inflammatory copy. You decide.

I'm at the point in my life when there are only three occasions that prompt the watching of cable news: 1) An election night; 2) ...

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Reader contest: help China insult the United States!!

You know, as insults go, this one is pretty bush league: China's credit-rating agency on Tuesday downgraded its rating for U.S. sovereign debt and warned ...

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So what’s gonna happen to the dollar, anyway?

At APSA today I attended a panel on what political scientists can offer to political journalists.  Mark Schmitt, Marc Ambinder, Matt Yglesias, Mark Blumenthal, and Ezra Klein all ...

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Facebook’s exorbitant privilege

One of the purposes of this blog is to profess my deep, profound admiration for Salma Hayek take somewhat arcane concepts from the world of ...

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