„The happy days of Bretton Woods, often viewed today with nostalgia, were a special case, workable because of a particular economic and political setting… the inherent contradictions in the system were too great. With the benefit of hindsight, it would seem that an erosion of the United States competitive position was implicit in the postwar arrangements.“

The political economy of the dollar

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US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, Chairman des … 1927 - 2019

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„My view as a Chinese is that Obama's elevation to the position of 44th president of the United States underscores teh greatness of the American system.“

—  Liu Xiaobo Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist 1955 - 2017

"Obama's Election, The Republican Factor, and a Proposal for China" (2008)
No Enemies, No Hate: Selected Essays and Poems

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„Brazil is in a solid position. In the past, if the United States sneezed, we caught pneumonia. Today, if the United States sneezes, we sneeze too.“

—  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Brazilian politician, 35th president of Brazil 1945

" Interview transcript: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6d42ae3a-110b-11db-9a72-0000779e2340.html in: Financial Times, July 7, 2006

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„… when the empire dissolved… the people of Britain suffered from a kind of vertigo: they could not believe that they were standing upright, and reached out for something to clutch. It seemed axiomatic that economically, as well as politically, they must be part of something bigger, though the deduction was as unfounded as the premise. So some cried: 'Revive the Commonwealth'. And others cried: 'Let's go in with America into a North Atlantic Free Trade Area'. Yet others again cried: 'We have to go into Europe: there's no real alternative'. In a sense they were right: there is no alternative grouping. In a more important sense they were wrong: there is no need for joining anything. A Britain which is ready to exchange goods, services and capital as freely as it can with the rest of the world is neither isolated nor isolationist. It is not, in the sneering phrases of Chamberlain's day, 'Little England'… The Community is not a free trade area, which is what Britain, with a correct instinct, tried vainly to convert it into, or combine it into, in 1957-60. For long afterwards indeed many Britons continued to cherish the delusion that it really was a glorified free trade area and would turn out to be nothing more. On the contrary the Community is, what its name declares, a prospective economic unit. But an economic unit is not defined by economics – there are no natural economic units – it is defined by politics. What we call an economic unit is really a political unit viewed in its economic aspect: the unit is political.“

—  Enoch Powell British politician 1912 - 1998

Speech in Frankfurt (29 March 1971), from The Common Market: The Case Against (Elliot Right Way Books, 1971), pp. 76-77.
1970s

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„I think that I would be a great uniter. I think that I would have great diplomatic skills. I think that I would be able to get along with people very well. I've had a great success in my life. I think the world would unite if I were the leader of the United States.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

2010s, 2015
Quelle: 2015-07-30

Trump: 'World would unite if I were the leader'

Jesse Byrnes

The Hill

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„A new global financial environment has unfolded in several stages since the collapse of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates in 1971.“

—  Michel Chossudovsky Canadian economist 1946

Quelle: The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order - Second Edition - (2003), Chapter 20, Global Financial Meltdown, p. 309

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„An uniformity of weights and measures, arranged upon mathematical principles, would be a benefit to the whole commercial world, if it were wise enough to adopt such an expedient.“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Quelle: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book III, On Consumption, Chapter VI, Section II, p. 433

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„If the state is the executive committee of the great corporation and the planning system, it is partly because neoclassical economics is its instrument for neutralizing the suspicion that this is so.“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

Power and the Useful Economist (1973)
Kontext: This is what economics now does. It tells the young and susceptible (and also the old and vulnerable) that economic life has no content of power and politics because the firm is safely subordinate to the market and the state and for this reason it is safely at the command of the consumer and citizen. Such an economics is not neutral. It is the influential and invaluable ally of those whose exercise of power depends on an acquiescent public. If the state is the executive committee of the great corporation and the planning system, it is partly because neoclassical economics is its instrument for neutralizing the suspicion that this is so.

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„If you were afraid of God as much as you were afraid of the United States, the country would not be like this.“

—  Muharrem İnce Turkish politician 1964

Quelle: Amerikadan Korktuğunuz Kadar Allah'tan Korksaydınız Bu Ülkeyi Bu Hale Getirmezdiniz.mp4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpY11yJX95k

„Politics is too often regarded as a poor relation, inherently dependent and subsidiary; it is rarely praised as something with a life and character of its own.“

—  Bernard Crick British political theorist and democratic socialist 1929 - 2008

Quelle: In Defence Of Politics (Second Edition) – 1981, Chapter 1, The Nature Of Political Rule, p. 15.

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