Obama on a new world currency

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This is what you get from a president who doesn’t understand the monetary system. The strength of the dollar is off point:

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Mar 25 (Bloomberg) — “I don’t believe that there’s a need for a global currency,” Obama, 47, said. “As far as confidence in the U.S. economy or the dollar, I would just point out that the dollar is extraordinarily strong right now.”

The main difficulty with a world currency is how the budget deficit (the only source of net savings of financial assets for that new currency) in that currency is managed. And with a world of leaders who don’t understand how currencies work, the odds of getting that anywhere near right are very long.