I’m Ray Dalio—founder of Bridgewater Associates. We are in unusual and risky times. I’ve been studying the forces behind the rise and fall of great empires and their reserve currencies throughout history, with a focus on what that means for the US...
Many of the things now happening the world—like the creating a lot of debt and money, big wealth and political gaps, and the rise of new world power (China) challenging an existing one (the US)—haven’t happened in our lifetimes but have happened many times in history for the same reasons they’re happening today. I’m especially interested in discussing this with you so that we can explore the patterns of history and the perspective they can give us on our current situation.
If you’re interested in learning more you can read my series “The Changing World Order” on Principles.com or LinkedIn. If you want some more background on the different things I think and write about, I’ve made two 30-minute animated videos: "How the Economic Machine Works," which features my economic principles, and "Principles for Success,” which outlines my Life and Work Principles.
EDIT: Thanks for the great questions. I value the exchanges if you do. Please feel free to continue these questions on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. I'll plan to answer some of the questions I didn't get to today in the coming days on my social media.