Excellent presentation here from John Tamny of Toreador Research & Trading. He not only describes why the dollar is such an important influence on the global economy, but also debunks many myths for why governments prefer a fiat currency based system. This is a must listen in this dollar dependent market:
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.