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- The US government has long been complaining that the Chinese government is manipulating their currency ... that is, deliberately weakening it and as a result strengthening the dollar. So if that changes, it only means the US government is finally getting what it wants.
- Also note that Japan has a much higher debt to GDP ratio than the US, in spite of its currency not being nearly as widely used as a reserve currency.
- Predictions that the rise of Asian economies would make gold prices surge have been around a long, long time.
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In my view, the connection between gold and the global monetary system is gone. Wishing is not going to make it come back.
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It's amazing that other countries with similar or higher Debt:GDP ratios and without the world's reserve currency aren't post-apocalyptic hellscapes!
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