Why The Dollar Poses A Global Headache 2: Reserve Currency

"The Dollar is our currency but it's your problem" John Connally

At first blush, it seems strange and counterintuitive that a shortage of collateral can affect economies all over the world, especially when the collateral in question is US Treasuries.

Shouldn’t a shortage of US Treasuries only affect the US? No – not when the US Dollar is the global reserve currency.

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