The Burden of a Stronger Dollar

As the world wrestles with a faltering economic recovery, the dollar shows that the U.S. is doing more than its fair share.

Dollar for dollar, you can't beat the dollar.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Most people with even a passing interest in finance are aware that the U.S. dollar has been strengthening. What's less apparent, unless you have access to particular data sets, is just how relentless the dollar's ascent has been in the past three years. And as the world wrestles with how to keep the nascent global economic recovery on track, it's clear that the U.S. is doing more than its fair share of the heavy lifting.

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