October 20, 2018

120. Could the Euro be the world’s reserve currency?

A few weeks back Jean Claude Juncker suggested that the Euro should be established as a reserve currency to challenge the reliance on the US dollar. In this podcast, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen if there is a realistic chance of that ever happening, and why did the US dollar become the reserve currency in the first place? Given that Steve is not a supporter of the Euro, because its existence distorts the ability of sovereign states within the EU to control their own economies, is there a better alternative that Europe could provide if it wanted to challenge the dominance of the mighty US dollar?

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