. December 17, 2008 SouthAmerica: The person who moved this thread from the âEconomicsâ to the âPolitics & Religionâ Forum, most likely confused me with Nostradamus. Believe it or not â the foreign exchange rate affects the economics of a country such as the United States or any country for that matter. There is one meltdown that still is on the pipeline, it is on its way, and it will materialize in the future â the âMeltdown of the US dollar.â And you can read about it at: PANIC and the US Dollar. http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=2224990#post2224990 .