Talk:Exorbitant privilege

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Old talk[edit]

Exorbitant is ceeding what is usual or proper —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:44, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

McKinsey research[edit]

I deleted the reference to the McKinsey Global Institute research since there was no valid source. The link linked to the website of the Institute, however, no information concerning the exorbitant privilege could be found on that webpage. If the reference should be reintroduced, please provide exact sourcing (i.e. the precise webpage - not website - concerned) as per Wikipedia standards. Best regards, --Arbraxan (talk) 16:58, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


An example of why this is the case for the U.S., with a contrast to what the disadvantage is for other countries that use different currencies, would be extremely helpful. The current text falls apart in coherence for normal people after the first paragraph. -- Beland (talk) 23:55, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Who said what[edit]

The article currently states that the term "exorbitant privilege" originates from Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. This statement is supported, however, by a single reference pointing to a non-existent link! On the other hand, the term is evident in books such as the eponymous one by Barry Eichengreen. Unless something to support the d'Estaing version comes along, I'm removing all references to it. -The Gnome (talk) 17:56, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

VGE coined the expression. Barry Eichengreen named his book following this expression (see p.4 in Eichengreen's book). Blaue Max (talk) 18:06, 8 January 2015 (UTC)