Dollar's days as top dog are numbered

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Jim the Moron
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Dollar's days as top dog are numbered

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:04 am

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -numbered/

"America can compete with anyone, even without controlling the world's reserve currency."

That statement is obviously true - evidence:
https://www.imd.org/wcc/world-competiti ... king-2018/
World competitiveness rankings -

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Re: 'competitive' my foot!

Post by neverfail » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:54 am

If the USA were truly as competitive as it likes to believe itself to be then it would not need tariff protection.

Tariff protectionism, building walls along its borders to keep out the latter-day barbarian hordes are the hallmarks of a society on the defensive; a country with a shattered self-confidence.

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Re: 'competitive' my foot!

Post by SteveFoerster » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:38 am

neverfail wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:54 am
If the USA were truly as competitive as it likes to believe itself to be then it would not need tariff protection.
It doesn't need it.
neverfail wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:54 am
Tariff protectionism, building walls along its borders to keep out the latter-day barbarian hordes are the hallmarks of a society on the defensive; a country with a shattered self-confidence.
Societies and countries don't have feelings, individuals do. One cultural streak in the U.S. now is nativist and exceptionalist, but it's not even slightly a national consensus.
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Re: Dollar's days as top dog are numbered

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 pm

Consider the dollar...... from a different angle:

https://money.howstuffworks.com/persona ... store1.htm
I have a certain notoriety among the lesser gods........

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