As we wind down this season of YDHTY, I invited Ben Studebaker on to review everything we've learned since he sent me down a rabbit hole of monetary policy, commodities markets, and food systems in our last conversation on the war in Ukraine. In this conversation, we discuss how the major domestic and international conflicts - political polarization at home, rising tensions with China, and Russian aggression in Ukraine - are all the result of political actors acting logically under stress.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how the source of that stress lies in the role the US dollar plays in the global economy, and how international monetary reform akin to the Bretton Woods Agreement could help bring stability back into the system.

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