Tag Archives: EU

And Then They Came For Le Pen

I’m a bit astounded at the tactics of the EU, the nature of French Political Infighting, and the crazy law about showing “violent images”. I’m also appreciating our US Constitution a bit more. Continue reading

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The Peculiar Japanese Roots of Euro-Pan-Nationalism

How the European Union and Pan-National ideation about Europe traces back to a Japanese Root… Continue reading

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Italy – Non-Performing Loans headed for 20% – Yikes!

The Italian banks are in horrid condition, and prospects for any way to fix it are very dim. There is a high risk the Italian Government would fall, or the EU would break up, on any significant action; and no action means a different path to failure. Continue reading

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The Present Global Liquidity Trap

What is a liquidity trap? What happens if one “goes global”? And some thoughts on how to get out of one. Continue reading

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Paris, COP21, Obama Declares Victory, the TPP Likely Gives It To Him.

Watch out for the interaction of the TPP (that is a treaty with enforcement powers over “environmental agreements”) and the COP21 “environmental agreement”. IF the TPP is ratified, the COP21 agreement gets enforcement teeth and you WILL lose any pretense of national sovereignty and rule of law “by the people for the people”. Continue reading

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Greece, Bailouts, Banks, and Robber Barons

In interesting article that claims particular families benefited most from the Greece Bailout money. We know the banks did, but who really owns the banks? Continue reading

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Greece Vote Leaning To Exit

Greece votes “no deal”, so is a Grexit next? Continue reading

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