Is Being the ‘Saudi Arabia of Money’ Good for America?

Is Being the ‘Saudi Arabia of Money’ Good for America?


A reading of “How to Diagnose Your Own Dutch Disease,” a look at the problems of America’s dollar trade.

On this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW looks at recent statistics suggesting that, based on a comprehensive set of measures of well-being, U.S. citizens are worse off than they were a decade ago. 

One potential explanation is the U.S.’ “USD Dutch Disease” – a peculiar set of consequences resulting from the role of the U.S. dollar in the world. 

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