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Frontrunning: December 8

  • U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms (WSJ)
  • What's in the Brexit divorce deal? (Reuters)
  • China exports growth hits 8-month high, imports defy pollution curbs (Reuters)
  • The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market (BBG)
  • Senator’s Shaky Obamacare Deal Poses Tax Challenge (BBG)

Denmark's New Law Could Block Nord Stream 2

A new law passed by the Danish government could authorize regulators to block the passage of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on security or foreign policy grounds...

Michael Hudson: America's Monetary Imperialism

"...the conflict between creditors and democracy, between oligarchy and economic growth (and indeed, survival) will remain the defining issue of our epoch over the next generation..."

Is Poland's Patriot Missile Purchase A Paid Bribe To America?

"...the costly $10.5 billion Patriot anti-missile system deal acquires self-interested strategic value for Poland because it allows the conservative government to “buy off” American support for its “EuroRealist” agenda, which also aligns with Trump’s ideological vision..."

Geert Wilders: "It's Time To Drain The Swamp... In Europe"

"Our democracies have become fake democracies. They are multi-party dictatorships, ruled by groups of establishment parties... Our democracies in the Western half of Europe have been subverted. Their goal is no longer to do what the people want. On the contrary, our political elites often do exactly the opposite."

Europe's New 'Values' - Austerity, Bloodletting, And Incompetence

"After Merkel, Europe will fall victim to a vast power vacuum. In effect, today’s already ‘After Merkel’, even if it will take people a while to understand that. The EU is unraveling, and the blame goes to austerity and its incompetent priests. Including Angela. The bloodletters destroy their own economies, and they don’t understand that either."