Farage and the Charge of the Brexit Brigade

Nigel Farage will be prime minister of England one day. Note I didn't say the United Kingdom. There are real secessionist movements which the next phase of his quest for Brexit which will likely tear the U.K. apart. But that's the future. The present is, however, even more interesting than that. Farage has rightly navigated … Continue reading Farage and the Charge of the Brexit Brigade

Interview: Divergent Point Podcast

Earlier this week I sat down with Marc over at Divergent Point podcast to discuss all manner of good stuff from Brexit to the Culture and all points in between. It was a great time talking directly with a Briton who has watched the slow-motion betrayal of Theresa May over Brexit with horror. And it … Continue reading Interview: Divergent Point Podcast

Assange Arrested, Brexit Squashed — Just Another Day in the Empire

And down goes Julian Assange, right beside Brexit. If there was ever any doubt that The Powers That Be are unrelenting in their cruelty just look at the 24 hours starting on Wednesday. First Theresa "The Snake Oil Lady" May kicks 17.4 million voters into the weeds. And then she oversees the arrest and judging … Continue reading Assange Arrested, Brexit Squashed — Just Another Day in the Empire

Is Bitcoin Responding to Brexit?

"Brace Yourself Arthur as Corporate America tries to sell us its wretched things!" (Turns on TV) -- The Tick Bitcoin has been on fire since April began. It's been an impressive move so far. And no one has a good reason why. So I'm asking a simple question. Is Bitcoin's rally part of the post-Fed … Continue reading Is Bitcoin Responding to Brexit?

Germany: Dead Economy Walking

Germany is the key to the EU economy. This is not news. What is news is that Germany's economy is in the toilet. Not slowing down.... not hitting some bumps. The Germans are industrial and exporting powerhouses. And the trends for those two things have been in decline for over a year. Balance of trade … Continue reading Germany: Dead Economy Walking

The Brexit Desperation Rises as the Betrayal Deepens

British parliament is now worse than a joke. And they have no one to blame but themselves. As I watch the desperation of these people, obviously loyal to the European Union first and their constituents a distant fourth or fifth -- after themselves, their party and any corporate lobbyists -- it's clear they don't have … Continue reading The Brexit Desperation Rises as the Betrayal Deepens

Is Turkey “City Zero” in Global Contagion

Last year Turkey's lira crisis quickly morphed into a Euro-zone crisis as Italian bond yields blew higher and the euro quickly reversed off a major Q1 high near $1.25. It nearly sparked a global emerging market meltdown and subsequent melt-up in the dollar. This week President Erdogan of Turkey banned international short-selling of the Turkish … Continue reading Is Turkey “City Zero” in Global Contagion

Liberalism’s Last Stand — Brexit

When the Soviet Union fell in 1991 Marxism was dealt a near fatal blow. The crown jewel of communism was no more and descended into the worst kind of lawlessness. Francis Fukiyama famously declared the End of History and the U.S. went on a 'to the victors go the spoils' looting of 1990's Russia that … Continue reading Liberalism’s Last Stand — Brexit