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BRICS Caution: US Debt Crisis Looms – Will Bitcoin Benefit?

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  • Global economy explores currency diversification, with central banks increasing gold holdings to protect against dollar volatility.
  • CBO director compares US fiscal risks to UK’s 2022 economic turmoil, emphasizing urgency in addressing debt challenges.

The US government, amidst efforts by the BRICS alliance to reduce reliance on the dollar, has issued a warning regarding the nation’s escalating debt. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the current fiscal trajectory could significantly undermine the dollar’s stability. 

The CBO’s long-term budget outlook highlighted the potential for an alarming increase in the budget deficit relative to the GDP over the next three decades, cautioning against the peril of a fiscal crisis that could jeopardize the dollar’s standing.

In recent times, the global economy has been exploring currency diversification more aggressively. Despite the dollar’s role as the predominant global reserve currency, it faces challenges. Central banks around the world have been accumulating gold and promoting local currencies to mitigate the impact of a potential devaluation of the dollar.

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This backdrop of currency diversification and de-dollarization efforts by the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) underscores the heightened concern over the US’s fiscal health. The CBO’s report specifically pointed to the “large and growing debt” as a factor that could have dire economic and financial repercussions.

By the close of 2023, US federal debt was projected to reach $26.2 trillion, amounting to 97% of the country’s GDP. The trajectory set by the CBO anticipates this ratio surpassing the peak levels of 116% witnessed during World War II by 2029, with a projection of an astounding 166% by 2054.

Swagel’s comparison to the UK’s recent financial woes serves as a stark warning. He emphasized the critical nature of the situation, suggesting that procrastination on addressing the US debt could trigger market reactions similar to those experienced by the UK, but with potentially more profound implications given the dollar’s role as the global reserve currency.

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The CBO’s warnings and the comparative analysis with the UK’s economic challenges highlight the precarious position of the US fiscal policy and its potential global impact. As discussions on currency diversification and de-dollarization gain momentum among the BRICS nations and beyond, the US faces a crucial juncture. 

Addressing its burgeoning debt is not just a domestic issue but one with significant implications for the global economic order and the future stability of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

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Isai Alexei
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