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Sadly, many people who WANT the dollar-denomated economy to collapse today will be disappointed

So let’s look at currency flows, reserves and debt. The demise of the U.S. dollar has been a staple of the financial media for decades. The latest buzzword making the rounds is de-dollarization, which describes the move away from USD in global … Continue reading

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Doomsayers express annoyance that impending doom is taking its sweet time

The political economy of impending doom, as told in multiple vignettes:

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Doomed pensions, stagnant wages, crony utility companies: the political economy of 2017-2022 in the USA

I learned everything I know about political economy from a 2013 anime: https://myanimelist.net/anime/14833/Maoyuu_Maou_Yuusha Assuming that you have seen that anime, you are prepared to read about how the USA’s economy is already barely survivable and getting worse. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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China praises itself with a straight face

To make a long story short, I think Western countries have been tempting fate with hubris for a long time. China is playing a rational strategy: they are building external alliances and keeping their people sufficiently content to support both … Continue reading

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Learning about colonialism from comments

The UNZ Review has lousy articles by Fred Reed, but sometimes the comments are better than the article. The numbering below does not correspond to the numbering in the source. Perhaps you should study a bit more about who runs … Continue reading

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