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    Why Asia and Thailand Are The Place To Be.

    Productivity and Structural Reform: Why Countries Succeed & Fail, and What Should Be Done So Failing Countries Succeed

    2014

    A report by a certain Ray Dalio:

    "Raymond Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds. As of January 2018, he is one of the world's 100 wealthiest people, according to Bloomberg".



    The results:



    Note: 4 Asian countries plus Mexico and Thailand is in 5th place worldwide !!!!!

    The criteria:



    Some indications of accuracy, based on 65 years of world data:

    "In our set, our aggregate predictions fora country’s averagegrowth over the next decade were within 1% of the actual about half of the time, and within 2% around 80% ofthe time."





    The 129 page report, where everything is explained. The criteria, the data sources and the item % utilised. here:

    https://ep00.epimg.net/descargables/2015/01/24/62c26e2f57230d6f4fe1f3beaac35539.pdf

    An article here:

    Bridgewater's Dalio Warns: "Trump Is Playing Chicken With China"


    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-20/bridgewaters-dalio-warns-trump-playing-chicken-china
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    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Raymond Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.
    This kind of combo almost always seems to come along with dodgy punctuation as part of the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    This kind of combo almost always seems to come along with dodgy punctuation as part of the package.
    The source or the alleged facts?

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    Exaggerated growth and false wealth rules the day - everywhere.

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    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses...30439208816640

    The Economic History Of The World In One Minute



    "As we noted previously, history did not end with the Cold War and, as Mark Twain put it, whilst history doesn’t repeat it often rhymes. As Alexander, Rome and Britain fell from their positions of absolute global dominance, so too has the US begun to slip. America’s global economic dominance has been declining since 1998, well before the Global Financial Crisis. A large part of this decline has actually had little to do with the actions of the US but rather with the unraveling of a century’s long economic anomaly. China has begun to return to the position in the global economy it occupied for millenia before the industrial revolution. Just as the dollar emerged to global reserve currency status as its economic might grew, so the chart below suggests the increasing push for de-dollarization across the 'rest of the isolated world' may be a smart bet..."

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...rld-one-minute
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