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The Threats to US Dollar Hegemony | Daniel McDowell

The Threats to US Dollar Hegemony | Daniel McDowell

Update: 2023-03-30


In Episode 305 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Daniel McDowell, the author of “Bucking the Buck,” a timely new book that seeks to establish a clear relationship between the heightened use of financial sanctions and the rise of “anti-dollar” policies designed to reduce an economy’s reliance on the US currency.

Demetri and Daniel spend the first hour of their conversation examining the sources of Dollar hegemony, how the system works, and what allows the United States government to exercise power over it and over the individuals, companies, and economies that comprise it. The second hour begins with a conversation about the role of gold in the international system, its expanded use as a bulwark against US sanctions, and why more central banks are seeking to accumulate the metal as a form of geopolitical insurance against the long arm of American economic power. They also discuss alternatives to the US dollar, what it would take to begin to displace it, and what effect widespread de-dollarization would have on the material wealth and security of the United States, its allies, and partners.

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Episode Recorded on 03/27/2023

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The Threats to US Dollar Hegemony | Daniel McDowell

The Threats to US Dollar Hegemony | Daniel McDowell

Demetri Kofinas