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Principles for Dealing with
The Changing
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Why Nations Succeed and Fail

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes—but similar to those that have happened many times before.
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How does the economy really work?

This simple but not simplistic video by Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, shows the basic driving forces behind the economy, and explains why economic cycles occur by breaking down concepts such as credit, interest rates, leveraging and deleveraging.

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The Changing World Order

Citations and Bibliography

Citations, notes, and sources from Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order for those interested in learning more.

A Deeper Look at Capital Wars

Additional research on capital wars as described in Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, looking at major historical cases.

Large Drivers of Life Expectancy Through Time

A quick summary of some of the largest death events in history, as described in Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order.

research papers

Why and How Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed

A look into Ray Dalio’s perspective on capitalism, where and why it is failing, and some thoughts about how it can be reformed to produce better outcomes.

Paradigm Shifts

Identify the paradigm you’re in, examine if and how it is unsustainable, and visualize how the paradigm shift will transpire when that which is unsustainable stops.

It’s Time to Look More Carefully at “Monetary Policy 3 (MP3)” and “Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)”

This article is for folks who are interested in economics, especially about how monetary and fiscal policy will work differently in the future.

Our biggest economic, social, and political issue

The Two Economies: The Top 40% and the Bottom 60%

Populism: The Phenomenon

This report is an examination of populism, the phenomenon how it typically germinates, grows, and runs its course.

Productivity and Structural Reform

An in-depth look at productivity and structural reform and what it means for whether countries succeed or fail

Primer on Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income is one of several ideas floating around for dealing with the income/opportunity gap. Dalio is sharing a briefing paper that he and his research team prepared.


An examination of how the
economic machine works

A thought-provoking interview between Ray Dalio and Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University and former US Treasury Secretary.

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State of the US Economy & Government

Ray Dalio sits down with one of his greatest heroes, Paul Volcker, to talk about the state of the economy and U.S. Government as well as learn about the principles that guided his incredible career.

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