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  •  No, the dollar is internationally recognized (4+ / 0-)

    because the American people have credibility. Congress put that credibility into jeopardy, but were persuaded to back off.

    The people govern. If their agents o'erstep, it is up to us to rein them in. Whether or not we do that successfully (e.g. getting our military out of Iraq), defines our credibility. Everybody understands that the power-lusters will get out of hand. What matters is being able to rein them in.

    by hannah on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 10:14:46 AM PDT

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    •  The dollar has clout because the US gummint (0+ / 0-)

      guarantees that if you or anybody else order something from WILL get the price you paid for it.

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