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Jul 7, 2022

Has late-stage capitalism produced the same results as late-stage communism? In this rebroadcast of the June 25, 2020 episode of YDHTY, the Data Monk and Dan explore how US monetary policy has effectively served as a method of central planning.

A recap of the episode can be found here:

May 12, 2022

The Data Monk rejoins YDHTY after a long hiatus to explain how the current debt driven model of global trade fuels consumption at the expense of future growth.

Apr 28, 2022

The Saudi government made headlines in March by hinting they might take payment for oil in China's currency, the yuan, breaking with a long history of buying and selling oil exclusively in USD. In this episode, Dan speaks with world renowned energy expert, Anas Alhajji, and learns why this is unlikely to happen...

Apr 21, 2022

Macro-commentator, author, and PhD in Cosmology (not kidding), Bob Swarup, explains how the US built an economic empire around the dollar, how the last imperial era ended in two World Wars, and how the current trend of deglobalization could land us back in the same spot.

Bob's book "Money Mania: Booms, Panics, and Busts...

Apr 14, 2022

In last week's episode, we discussed China's ambition to replace the dollar as the world's global currency. In this episode, Benjamin J. Cohen of UCSB takes the conversation a step further as we discuss how the US became the dominant international currency, why China would need to implement democractic reforms to take...