By Andrew Roberts – Re-Blogged From Prager University
By John Mauldin – Re-Blogged From Gold Eagle
Someone asked recently how many times I had “crossed the pond” to Europe. I really don’t know. Certainly dozens of times. It’s been several times a year for as long as I remember.
That makes me an extremely unusual American. Most of us never visit Europe, except maybe for a rare dream vacation. And that’s okay because our own country is wonderful and has a lifetime of sights to see. But it does affect our perspective on the world.
Graphic: European Central Bank
By Jack Montgomery – Re-Blogged From BlabberBuzz
U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the growing chaos in Emmanuel Macron’s France, calling it “very sad” and suggesting it is time the scrap the Paris climate agreement and “return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes”.
By Andy May – Re-Blogged From WUWT
French President Macron has implemented a new fuel tax to discourage drivers from burning fossil fuels in their cars. The resulting higher fuel prices have caused more than 250,000 people to protest, with some rioting. Polls indicate that 62 percent of the population think that prioritizing man-made climate change over fuel prices is wrong. The rioting has led to two deaths and over 600 injured. Almost 100 police officers have been hurt.
Macron’s popularity has sunk to 21 percent in a warning to other leaders who try to fight climate change with higher fossil fuel taxes. While Macron is unpopular for many reasons, the increase in gasoline taxes was the spark that ignited the protests and rioting.
By Mark O’Byrne – Re-Blogged From Silver Phoenix
Eisman says U.K. is one of the biggest risks globally
– He is betting against two UK banks in the lead up to Brexit – Eisman may short 50 other UK firms if “Trotskyite” Corbyn becomes UK PM – Eisman is famous for betting against the US housing market ahead of the 2008 subprime-mortgage crisis