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International Political Economy Debates at the U. of Warwick, UK
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5 hours ago by Jibarosoy
Amazon Go and the Future – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
To understand the economics of tech companies one must understand the difference between fixed and marginal costs
automation  amazon  economics  artificialintelligence  internetofthings  shopping  futureofshopping  Strategy 
5 hours ago by jorgebarba
Economist Barry Eichengreen on the dollar losing its status as a dominant reserve currency and the future of bitcoin • Quartz
Eshe Nelson:
<p>Using new evidence on central bank reserves from the 1910s to early 1970s, with particularly focus on the interwar period of the 1920s and 1930s, Eichengreen and his co-authors find that reserve currencies can and do coexist. For example, in the period between the wars, it seems the British pound and the US dollar shared reserve currency status more or less equally, depending on the year. Before the First World War, even though sterling was the most important currency, the French franc and German mark were internationally significant, too.

“From this vantage point, it is the second half of the 20th century that is the anomaly, when an absence of alternatives allowed the dollar to come closer to monopolizing this international currency role,” they write.

This implies that the dollar’s days as the dominant reserve currency will end “sooner rather than later.” The book suggests we’re heading for a return to the time when currencies coexisted on more equal footing in international markets. In the future, the dollar will be forced to share prominence with the yuan and the euro, in particular. The speed of the shift might depend on the actions of Donald Trump, Eichengreen says.</p>

There's an interview with Eichengreen in the article. I'll point out that the US ceasing to be the world's reserve currency is the opening pivot of Lionel Shriver's "The Mandibles" - about a future US. (Don't say "bitcoin!")
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6 hours ago by charlesarthur

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