Commerce

6:00pm

Sun June 2, 2013
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared US: America Doesn't Need a Strong Dollar Policy

Airs Sunday, June 2 at 6 p.m.  It’s often taken for granted that America needs a strong dollar.  When the value of the U.S. dollar is strong relative to other currencies, it becomes attractive to investors and allows Americans to buy foreign goods and services cheaply.  But in times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive?  Or will the loss of purchasing power and currency manipulation abroad, offset the potential gains?