Why "Populism" Is Here To Stay

"...despite the fact that the survival of the liberal centre depends on the economic well-being of the middle-class, the liberal elites do not care enough to salvage it. Their attitude towards the issue is a mix of sufficiency, contempt and plain unwillingness to change a system that they perceive as beneficial to them."

Whatever The Fed Does... It's Bullish

"But let’s be very clear about one thing... The Fed does NOT honestly believe in the strength of the recovery, that inflationary pressures are present OR that employment is as strong as stated... It’s actually quite the opposite."

"Go Out & Vote!" - Catalan Separatists Defy Spain, Distribute 1 Million Ballots Ahead Of Referendum

Following the confiscation of millions of ballots in recent days, and the Spanish governments' pressure on local mayors to deter the October 1st independence referendum, AP reports that the grassroots groups driving Catalonia’s separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on Sunday by distributing one million ballots for the vote that  Madrid has called illegal and vowed to halt.

With German Polls Closing, Merkel Looks To Historic 4th Term In Office; Far-Right AfD Set To Enter Bundestag

With polls closing shortly, Germany voted on Sunday in the country's federal elections in which long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel looks certain to win a historic fourth term in office. The vite is also expected to see the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) entering parliament: it would be the first time in 60 years that a far-right Germany party will be represented in the Bundestag.

The Danger Of Patriotism

"The phony form of patriotism instilled within the population is strong leverage against independent thinking, keeping people ignorant of the treason by our own government...One can love his country but hate his government and its actions..."