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“The US is not a viable concern anymore” – Duncan

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Posted on February 21 2010 12:00 pm
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by Izabella Kaminska

FT Alphaville spoke with Richard Duncan, partner at Blackhorse Asset Management and author of The Dollar Crisis on Tuesday, regarding his new book The Corruption of Capitalism. And while he is pretty pessimistic on the US, Duncan says there is a way out if policymakers make bold decisions.

But first some background. In the Dollar Crisis, published in 2003, Duncan explained how the collapse of the Bretton Woods system in 1973 was always going to lead to a global financial crisis due to the trade imbalances it encouraged and created. Based on the premise, Duncan successfully predicted the subprime problem, the downfall of government sponsored agencies as well as the banking crisis (and related bailouts) we’ve all — seven years on — come to know and love.

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