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Iran sanctions, emerging markets and the end of dollar dominance

Posted by seumasach on August 30, 2018

Brandon Smith

Birch Gold

The trade war is a rather strange and bewildering affair if you do not understand the underlying goal behind it. If you think that the goal is to balance the trade deficit and provide a more amicable deal for U.S. producers on the global market, then you are probably finding yourself either confused, or operating on blind faith that the details will work themselves out.

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Why a dollar collapse Is inevitable

Posted by seumasach on April 7, 2018

Alastair MacLeod

Gold Money

5th April, 2018

We have been here before – twice. The first time was in the late 1920s, which led to the dollar’s devaluation in 1934. And the second was 1966-68, which led to the collapse of the Bretton Woods System. Even though gold is now officially excluded from the monetary system, it does not save the dollar from a third collapse and will still be its yardstick.

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Challenging the dollar: China and Russia’s plan from petroyuan to gold

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2017

“The reason the dollar plays such an important role in the world economy is due to the following three major factors: the petrodollar; the dollar as world reserve currency; and Nixon’s decision in 1971 to no longer make the dollar convertible into gold. As is easy to guess, the petrodollar strongly influenced the composition of the SDR basket, making the dollar the world reserve currency, spelling grave implications for the global economy due to Nixon’s decision to eliminate the dollar’s convertibility into gold. Most of the problems for the rest of the world began from a combination of these three factors.”

Federico Pieraccini

Strategic -Culture

If we were to identify what uniquely fuels American imperialism and its aspirations for global hegemony, the role of the US dollar would figure prominently.

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As the Dollar Falls Off the Cliff …

Posted by seumasach on June 5, 2009

Paul Craig Roberts


3rd June, 2009

Economic news remains focused on banks and housing, while the threat mounts to the US dollar from massive federal budget deficits in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

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La Chine commence à s’écarter du dollar

Posted by seumasach on May 27, 2009

22nd May, 2009

L’accord monétaire tacite entre Washington et Pékin est désormais rompu. Au cours des dernières années, la banque Goldman Sachs avait joué les bons offices pour convaincre le gouvernement US d’accepter la sous-évaluation du yuan, et pour convaincre en échange le gouvernement chinois d’investir en bons du Trésor US. Dés le début de la crise économique aux États-Unis, le directeur de Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, avait été nommé par le président Bush secrétaire au Trésor avec toute latitude pour maintenir cet accord. Plus récemment, le président Obama a nommé le lobbyiste pro-Chinois Gary Locke secrétaire au Commerce afin de poursuivre coûte que coûte cette coopération. Pourtant :

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U.S., “Europe” brush off calls for new reserve currency

Posted by smeddum on March 25, 2009



UN panel expected to side with China, Russia in call to dump greenback

With files from AP

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA — Creating a new global currency may be a long shot, but that isn’t stopping some heavy hitters talking up the idea as world leaders prepare to meet in London next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ahmadinejad: World economic system ‘unfair’

Posted by seumasach on March 11, 2009

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the world monetary system serves the interests of global economic powers in an “unfair” way.

“The international economic order is unfair, inefficient and harmful to many countries,” Ahmadinejad said as he delivered a speech at the 10th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit in Tehran on Wednesday.
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Let the presses role: unleash hyperinflation

Posted by seumasach on November 24, 2008


A visit to the supermarket is all that is required to see that this isn’t a conventional deflationary crisis. Unsold stock is being being sold off but new stock is coming in at higher prices or it is not coming in at all: a whole range of stuff is simply disappearing from the shelves. It is more like a complete collapse of the market where as a result of a growing concentration of wealth in a few hands there is no one left to buy. Printing more money will help bridge the gap momentarily until prices go up further. Hence, an inflationary spiral. This is accentuated in economies reliant on imports payed for with fiat currencies, such as Britain and the USA. The fall of their currencies  automatically generates inflation. That’s why London and Washington want other central banks to devalue their currencies as well in a race to bottom which will preserve the dollar and the pounds privileged global tradeability.

Stephen King


24th november, 2008

For the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the world’s other leading central banks, it is time for unconventional acts of bravery. These acts are needed because the financial crisis is mutating. No longer is this a story simply about the unwillingness or inability of banks to lend. It is fast becoming a crisis of liquidation. You can see it on the high street with sudden, and aggressive, pre-Christmas sales. You can see it in the stock market, where we’re seeing renewed panic. You can see it in the property market, where prices are tumbling faster than ever before.

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