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"May The Bursting Of The Student Loan Bubble Commence!"

"While the collapse of the student loan bubble may be the catalyst for a general financial downturn and will certainly be the cause of tremendous social pain and dislocation, it will, nevertheless, be a necessary prerequisite if America and, for that matter, the Western world is to ever break the grip of leftist ideology which rules it. May the bursting of the student loan bubble commence!"

Euro Surges To 2-Year High In "Bipolar" Draghi Reaction; Futures Flat

"Draghi tried to talk the Euro down, even going so far as to suggest that ECB’s quantitative easing could be increased and prolonged," said Swissquote Bank's Yann Quelenn. "But the currency markets were not buying Draghi’s line, and neither are we. Available bonds are too scarce, and turn to a taper is too clear to disguise."

Sears Canada Pays Execs Bonuses While Laid-Off Workers Get No Severance

After filing for bankruptcy protection in an Ontario court last month, Sears Canada said Friday that it plans to dole out big bonuses to senior management while the retailer trudges through a painful restructuring, even as thousands of laid-off workers aren't being paid promised severance.

"A Reverse Rollup From Hell": China's "Boldest Dealmaker" Faces Margin Call Disintegration

China's "boldest dealmaker", HNA Group, suddenly faces not only growing regulatory scrutiny from Beijing that threatens to raise HNA’s financing costs, but also send its shares plunging as holders are forced to liquidate, accelerating the company's demise. And, in an scenario that can only be dubbed as a "reverse rollup from hell" if the value of its stock price falls enough, HNA may soon be forced to disintegrate.

How Many Russians Do You Hate?

"The world is perfectly configured for an orgy of hate... Reality will wipe out the delusions, but leave vast reservoirs of hate..."

The Economist: "Get Ready For A World Currency By 2018"

"[In 2018], Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies..."

"It's Too Late" - 7 Signs Australia Can't Avoid Economic Apocalypse

"Millions of ordinary, financially unprepared, Australians are now at the mercy of the international markets and foreign policy makers... Unfortunately, the window for taking pre-emptive action with an orderly unwinding of structural macroeconomic imbalances has now closed..."

True Religion Files For Bankruptcy As Amazon Claims Another

Nearly one year after rumors about its upcoming bankruptcy first emerged, overnight US-based denim retailer True Religion Apparel finally threw in the towel when it filed for bankruptcy protection, signing a pre-packaged restructuring agreement with most of its lenders.

Frontrunning: July 3

  • Health Bill Faces Resistance Among GOP Governors (WSJ)
  • Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands (Reuters)
  • Qatar Responds to Saudi Bloc Demands as Trump Works Phones (BBG)
  • Trump says he will speak with German, French officials on Monday (Reuters)

Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?

The days of interstate highway systems and moon shots seem to be behind us. Are Puerto Rico and Illinois the harbingers of what is to come?