Economic Principles

How the Economic Machine Works

How does the economy really work?

This simple but not simplistic video by Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, shows the basic driving forces behind the economy, and explains why economic cycles occur by breaking down concepts such as credit, interest rates, leveraging and deleveraging.

Paul Volcker

"Ray Dalio's 'template' may be unconventional but it casts strong light on how the economy actually works."

Bill Gates

"This knowledge would help everyone as investors and citizens. Watching is a worthwhile 30 minutes investment."

The New York Times

"Forget Econ 101. Take a look at the lessons in Dalio 101."

Andrew Ross Sorkin
Khan Academy

"Explains macroeconomics in a practical way."

Sal Khan

Research Paper

Take an in-depth look at how the economy works and why countries succeed or fail economically.

II. Productivity and Structural Reform

Why Countries Succeed & Fail and What Should be Done so Failing Countries Succeed

Populism: The Phenomenon

This report is an examination of populism, the phenomenon—how it typically germinates, grows, and runs its course.

Primer on Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income is one of several ideas floating around for dealing with the income/opportunity gap. Dalio is sharing a briefing paper that he and his research team prepared.

An Examination of How the Economic Machine Works

A thought-provoking interview between Ray Dalio and Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University and former US Treasury Secretary.

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