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World Reserve Currencies: What Happened During Previous Periods of Transition?

  The decline of the US dollar hegemony is ever so clear today and this article aims to provide the reader with what exactly happened during past periods of reserve currency transitions. Historically, when a reserve currency transitioned over to a new one, it marked a pivotal change for the world. The economic paradigm shifted […]

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The Great Challenge: China and Russia

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1990, the US became the world’s superpower. The US, then tried to contain its future rivals, that is Russia and China. With this aim, the US proposed the project of “the greater middle-east”. The US occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq and its presence in the middle-east was not […]

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Skyscraper Index – Will China’s Completion of “World’s Tallest Skyscraper” Mark The Next Global Economic Crisis?

Over-saturated real-estate activity reflects over-saturated markets. Eventually, optimism runs dry and the period marked by over-exuberance recedes, and we notice the good times are over. What’s one way to track this? The Skyscraper Index. Skyscraper Index The Skyscraper Index, developed in 1999 by Andrew Lawrence of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, shows that the world’s tallest buildings have risen on […]

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US Dollar Collapse? Here Are 9 Ways It Could Happen

We all know that the US dollar is losing value through inflation every year; in fact,  the dollar has lost over 97% of its purchasing power over the last century. When “real money” (i.e. backed up with intrinsic value) was used, a cup of coffee in the 1920s costed about a few cents. In a […]

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Why the True Capitalists Want You to be Rich

In the media, “the rich” are depicted as self-centered, uber-greedy scoundrels, and while individuals like Gordon Gekko (“Wall Street”) certainly do exist, the vilification of the rich is not exactly warranted.  Many successful–and indeed, rich–entrepreneurs use the law of compensation to further expand their businesses and stream of wealth. And because it is you, the […]

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