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Who's Next To Exit? France... Or Maryland?

"If we had our druthers, we would exit from almost everything. The U.S. would LEAVE the Mideast, NATO, the UN... and all the “foreign entanglements” General Washington warned us about. At home, we would exit the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs. Then, Maryland would withdraw gracefully from the United States." But wait. There, standing at the prison gate, a Taser in one hand and a billy club in the other… is Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Stronger together” is her new campaign slogan. “And more easily controlled,” she might add.

Frontrunning: June 30

  • Brexiters at war as Johnson pulls bid to be PM (FT)
  • Soros Says Brexit Has ‘Unleashed’ a Financial-Markets Crisis (BBG)
  • World stocks poised for worst month since January (Reuters)
  • China to tolerate weaker yuan, wary of trade partners' reaction (Reuters)
  • China central bank criticizes media for publishing 'inaccurate information' on yuan rate (Reuters)

16 Reasons To Celebrate Brexit's Win

Could Brexit turn out to be a mistake? Yes. Unfortunately, we live in an uncertain world with imperfect knowledge. We can only guess at the future. However, Britain has been capably governing itself for hundreds if not thousands of years. In that light, Brexit appears likely promote the right people and ends.

Why All The Post-Brexit Hysteria?

If there is one thing that the EU should hope for it is complete economic catastrophe as a result of this vote; that their threats and fear mongering leads to action resulting in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Otherwise, if the UK proves that you can leave the union, maintain friendly trade relations and continue to be a dominant global economy, it would signal the beginning of the end of the EU. If other nations see proof that you can escape the Brussels bureaucracy with only minor short-term complications it will surely lead to an exodus from the destined-to-fail union.

 

Frontrunning: June 27

  • After ‘Brexit’ Vote, Europe’s Leaders Debate Timing of U.K.’s Departure (WSJ)
  • Pound Slumps, Banks Tumble on Brexit Fallout; Bonds Extend Gains (BBG)
  • To Brexit or Regrexit? A dis-United Kingdom ponders turmoil of EU divorce (Reuters)
  • ‘Brexit’ Sparks Political Turmoil Across U.K. (WSJ)
  • 10 ways to leave EU lover; scenarios for Brexit (Reuters)
  • The $100 Trillion Bond Market’s Got Bigger Concerns Than Brexit (BBG)

They Are Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks In Venezuela

We are watching what happens when the economy of a developed nation totally implodes. Could you imagine living in a nation where all this is going on? Most Americans could not even conceive of such a thing. But of course the truth is that up until just recently most Venezuelans could not either. In fact, just a couple years ago Venezuela was one of the most prosperous nations in all of South America... There are all sorts of signs that the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted in the United States is starting to crumble as well.

"Trying To Wash Away Her Bad Judgement?" - Clinton Attacks Trump Following Brexit Results

Aside from the millions of UK voters who chose to regain sovereignty last week, one of the biggest winners of the Brexit vote is potentially Donald Trump. Trump's rise in popularity is in no small part due to the fact that people in the US are tired of the status quo, politics as usual nonsense, and Trump allows for an outlet to that sentiment. Well aware of this fact, and presumably concerned that Trump would be able to capitalize on the Brexit vote, the Clinton campaign is trying desperately to get past the fact that Hillary was on the wrong side of the vote as quickly as possible.

More Confusion: EU Tells Cameron To Hurry Up With Article 50 As Merkel Says No Need To Rush

Angela Merkel sought to temper pressure from Paris, Brussels and her own government to force Britain into negotiating a quick divorce from the EU, despite warnings that hesitation will let populism take hold. Eurosceptics in other member states applauded Britons' decision to leave the European Union in a referendum that sent shockwaves around the world, with far-right demands for a similar vote in Slovakia underlining the risk of a domino effect. Meanwhile, the EU is urging Cameron to promptly trigger Article 50, even as nobody really knows what the UK will do next...

What Happened With LTCM Is Now Happening Across The Political And Economic World

What happened with LTCM is happening right now across the political and economic spheres in virtually all nations. You have a collection of self-assured, arrogant “experts” running the world into the ground with their policies. As I said earlier, I have no problem with experts. I have a problem when experts are permitted to operate with zero accountability. The EU represents such technocratic immunity better than any other institution in the Western world.