Looks Like Italian Default is Back on the Menu

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini was right to call out the EU over the failure of the bridge in Genoa this week.  It was an act of cheap political grandstanding but one that ultimately rings very true. It's a perfect moment to shake people out of their complacency as to the real costs of … Continue reading Looks Like Italian Default is Back on the Menu

Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy

It looks like we are entering the end of Merkel-ism in Europe.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching her final days in that position. Be it next week or the end of this year, we are looking at unprecedented change in European politics thanks to Merkel's insistence on taking in millions of Syrian and North … Continue reading Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy

Italy Signals no Italeave … Yet

Italy's fiery new leadership put a damper on the turmoil this morning stating that they had no current plans to leave the euro. New finance minister Giovanni Tria said in an interview this weekend: "There isn't any discussion on a plan to leave the euro […] the government is determined, in any event, to prevent market conditions which push … Continue reading Italy Signals no Italeave … Yet

Gold Goats n’ Guns Live – Nordstream 2 and Trump’s Losing Battle Against History

President Trump is trying to remake U.S. foreign policy such that he can bring the troops home and rule the world through continued financial dominance.  In an outstanding article at Strategic Culture Foundation, Alistair Crooke lays out the argument (see link below). Trump will not be successful because of Triffin's Paradox, among other things.  The … Continue reading Gold Goats n’ Guns Live – Nordstream 2 and Trump’s Losing Battle Against History

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – SCOTUS Defends Businesses for Wrong Reasons – Let Them Eat Cake in the EU

Issues like the Baker vs. the Gay Couple are designed to distract from the core problem and focus on the emotional one used by Progressives to advance a tyrannical agenda.  Colorado's anti-discrimination law, while well-intentioned, is fundamentally wrong.  It infringes on the rights of property owners to decide who is and who is not their … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – SCOTUS Defends Businesses for Wrong Reasons – Let Them Eat Cake in the EU

What Goes Around Comes Around in Spain

Mariano Rajoy is gone from Spain's political scene.  And good riddance.  Live by the sword die by the ballot box.  Catalan and Basque separatists took their revenge on Rajoy's brutal crackdown on last year's Catalan independence movement by voting with the Socialists and Podemos to oust Rajoy from power. The political situation in Spain has … Continue reading What Goes Around Comes Around in Spain

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Next Stop, Italeave and Upending the EU

Italy has a new government.  It looks a lot like the government that President Mattarella vetoed the first time.  The long knives are already out on both sides and it looks like the Italians are taking the fight directly to Brussels to reform or die. You can't win a war like this by being passive … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Next Stop, Italeave and Upending the EU

Salvini is the Real Deal in Italy’s Fight With Brussels

The latest moves by leader of The League, Matteo Salvini, confirm for me that he is the real deal. By nominating another hard-ass Euroskeptic as Finance Minister, Giovanni Tria, Salvini proves he's not some feckless (the word of the day apparently) swamp-dweller.  Rather, he's a smooth and dangerous political opponent for the powers-that-be in Brussels. … Continue reading Salvini is the Real Deal in Italy’s Fight With Brussels