Now raising intellectual capital
By John M. Berry
There’s no way to shut off the incessant warnings about a weak dollar from foreign officials and some economists, but it’s perfectly safe to ignore them.
You can also yawn the next time Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner repeats the mantra, “It is very important to the United States that we continue to have a strong dollar.”
Everybody is blowing smoke.
It just won’t go away, this needling worry about the U.S. dollar losing its coveted top-dog status.
No matter that there are plenty of reasonable arguments to support the dollar as the world reserve currency — namely there’s just no alternative — for perhaps decades to come.