Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jeffery Sachs: US Dollar Losing Global Reserve Staus

Does anyone want dollars anymore?

The US dollar can no longer be the world's sole reserve currency moving forward, economist Jeffrey Sachs said on Thursday.  "I don't see a way the dollar can be a stable sole reserve currency any longer. The United States is not in a position to play that role. The role of the US in the world economy is diminishing in relative terms. Problems of fiscal policy in US and the competitiveness challenges make it impossible for the US to be the single robust currency," he said, in a press conference at the Asian Development Bank meeting in Manila on Thursday morning.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, there have been increasing dissatisfaction with the dollar as a reserve currency amid concerns about the US economy and its fiscal policies.

Sachs sees US dollar losing global reserve status | ABS-CBN News

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Breaking US Dollar Collapse News

What's Behind the Decline of the US Dollar?

This is one the of the best and simplest explanations we have seen:
The U.S. dollar's downward slide is accelerating as low interest rates, inflation concerns and the massive federal budget deficit undermine the currency. - Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2011
Interestingly, the Federal Reserve is responsible for, or an active participant in all three of these factors.