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Dollar danger

Dollar danger

Politics, economics and conspiracy theories blur frequently in the modern era of social media and fake news. One topic with never-ending appeal for commentators from across the media spectrum is the US dollar – a powerful symbol of American hegemony in the 20th century. From the bloggers who look for Illuminati messages in the artwork of dollar bills (the ‘evil eye’ atop the pyramid, for example), to the contrarian economists who genuinely offer an insightful alternative world view, the global reserve currency holds fascination thanks to its pivotal role in the balance of international economic and political power.

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