Challenging American Exceptionalism
Debunking Economics - the podcastFebruary 21, 2024x
39:0053.67 MB

Challenging American Exceptionalism

The concept of American Exceptionalism has been talked about for decades, mainly by Americans. Now the term is back in vogue because the US has shown the fastest recovery from the pandemic and subsequent inflation. It’s also a period of intense speculation in US shares, driven by phenomenal rises in the value of big tech stocks. Is this something the rest of the world should be worried about. Is American Exceptionalism real? To put things back in perspective Steve Keen reminds us that the share market is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme, and whilst the US might account for 70% of the market cap of global equities, it still only represents 11% of world trade. So it might just be exceptional at the wrong things.

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