World Rushes to De-Dollarize Oil Trade Before U.S. Economy Crashes*
Russia, China, India and other emerging powers are pushing for a multi-polar world; meanwhile the United States, a former hegemon, is unable to stop them as it is losing its political power and is “de-facto bankrupt,” William Engdahl, a political observer for New Eastern Outlook, told Radio Sputnik.
Slowly, but surely Russia, China and other emerging economies are beginning to reduce their dependency on the US dollar. Russia plans to trade oil using rubles by undermining the current U.S. oil price monopoly.
“That would begin de-dollarizing the world oil trade in a significant way,” Engdahl told Sputnik.
This move would be a dramatic blow to the economy of the United States and break the U.S. political hegemony, Engdahl explained.
To make things even worse, the U.S. economy is already struggling.
“The rest of the world is beginning to realize that the United States of America, the hegemon or the sole super power, whatever you want to call it, is de-facto bankrupt,” the political expert told Sputnik.
It’s not simply about the upcoming de-dollarization of the global oil trade, Engdahl explained, but due to the fact that the U.S. economy has been severely hit on multiple fronts.
With U.S. industries outsourced to other countries, unemployment shooting through the roof and trillions of dollars of debt, the U.S. economy is in a terrible shape, Engdahl said.
JP Morgan analysts were less dramatic than Engdahl, but even they agreed that the chance of the U.S. economy slowing down over the course of next few years increased by 75%. While the global economy is expected to grow by 2.6% in 2016, the U.S. economy would likely slide into recession.