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Lyn Alden on Why the Dollar System No Longer Serves the US or the World

At the end of an 80-year global debt supercycle, who benefits from having the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency?

January 18, 2021

This is an encore presentation of NLW’s first interview with macro analyst Lyn Alden, from May 2020. In it, they discuss:

  • Why we’re at the end of a strong dollar cycle
  • Why the Federal Reserve is terrified of the global dollar shortage
  • The difference in creditor vs. debtor nations
  • The concept of the Triffin dilemma
  • Why Japan has been able to print money without seeing rampant inflation
  • Why we have inflationary and deflationary forces competing to influence the U.S. economy
  • Why debt is going to matter more than ever
  • What Lyn Alden thinks alternatives to the USD system might look like

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