The Value of Understanding the Cycles of History to Deal with Today and What’s Next | Ray Dalio

Looking around today, it’s pretty obvious the world is changing. To help me understand what’s happening, I looked back at history and saw the same patterns happen again and again. I’m now releasing this study in a new book, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, available now. In this book, I examine the lessons of the past, present my model for how the world works and explain what has driven the successes and failures of countries throughout history. Most importantly, the book explains where we are and where we’re headed and contains lessons for today’s economic, political and policy environment.

How The Economic Machine Works

Economics 101 — “How the Economic Machine Works.” Created by Ray Dalio this simple but not simplistic and easy to follow 30 minute, animated video answers the question, “How does the economy really work?” Based on Dalio’s practical template for understanding the economy, which he developed over the course of his career, the video breaks down economic concepts like credit, deficits and interest rates, allowing viewers to learn the basic driving forces behind the economy, how economic policies work and why economic cycles occur.