One of the best ever explanations of how the economy works


Ray Dalio is little known outside of investment circles, and yet he is one of the most successful investors in the world today. He is the founder of Bridgewater associates, who are one of the world’s largest hedge funds with over $100 billion in assets under management.

In this beautifully illustrated and designed presentation entitled ‘How The Economic Machine Works’ Ray explains the economic machine in a way that is easy even for a layperson to understand.

Revealed within this presentation is a clear understanding of how bubbles and booms are created. The information presented here should be presented to children at a young age so that they could understand the fundamentals of economics as they grow and insert themselves into the economic system.

How The Economic Machine Works

The English philosopher James Allen once said, ‘Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.’

If we start from a young age with poor financial habits then we will perpetuate those actions further down the line. The same would apply for successful financial habits. This approach means that an individual would need to take a greater responsibility for their actions and concentrate their efforts on how to become more productive and valuable to society.

An important thing to take away from this presentation is that the economy, like life operates in cycles, and in regards to dealing with economic situations Winston Churchill’s words offer a deal of prudence.

‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’

Presenter: Ray Dalio

Company: Bridgewater

Designer: Johnathan Jarvis

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