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The ‘End Of Dreams’ And The Saving Of Appearances

Authord by Alastair Crooke via The Automatic Earth blog, Robert Kagan first called attention to the fact that America would need to awake from its ‘dream’ a decade ago in End of Dreams: The Return of History, and would have to manage the rise of ‘other’ powers, (some greater than others), with adroitness, if it were to avoid a bad road-crash as emerging competitors clashed with the waning dominant power.   This meant that the US no longer would be able to assert its will everywhere, and on...

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The Countries Most (& Least) Satisfied With ‘Democracy’

Across the globe, the spread of right- and left-wing populism and authoritarian politics have shaken the very foundations of democracy. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, a new survey from Pew Research has found that people across the globe are generally unhappy with the functionality of their political systems, though levels of satisfaction with democracy vary hugely between countries. As can be seen from the following infographic which shows a selection of countries from the survey,...

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The EU Needs A Three-Child Policy – And China Should Pay For It!

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, The EU’s policy of “replacement migration” is an economic failure and threatens to undermine China’s New Silk Road strategy for Europe by diminishing the continent’s much-needed consumer market potential, which should thereby serve as an impetus for Beijing to consider investing in social programs there as a means of encouraging replacement fertility for the EU’s citizens. The Roots Of “Replacement Migration” The EU’s liberal-progressive...

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The New ‘Scariest Chart In The World’

While "worst since Lehman" has become ubiquitous and central bankers' experimentations have left us with many "all-time" record extremes from asset values to inequality, we suspect the following chart from Deutsche Bank is about to become the new "world's scariest chart." "Worst Since Hitler"... The last time "Populism" surged this fast to this level of extreme, there was only one utterly devastating way out.

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Politics Of The Next 4 Years: Part 2 (Last Chance For The Democrats)

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In yesterday’s post, Politics of the Next 4 Years – Part 1 (Rise of the ‘Dirtbag Left’), I discussed the fact that a very potent grassroots movement has emerged to the left of corporate, neoliberal Democrats. This self-described “Dirtbag Left” and its allies have the potential to not just drive the Democratic Party into extinction, but also ultimately challenge Trump on the national stage. Although I’m not a Democrat or a leftist (I’m not...

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Ray Dalio Warns We May Be On A Path To “Dictatorships And Wars”

Ray Dalio's fatalism took another quantum step higher this afternoon. Having made his displeasure with Trump - of whom he initially spoke quite fondly when he predicted it would be "glorious to be rich" - clear, the founder of Bridgewater (for whom James Comey worked before joining the FBI) has repeatedly hinted that the market, one of Trump's preferred indicators of "policy success", will not only crash but the ensuing downturn would have grave and profound social consequences. First, one...

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Emmanuel Macron Elected Youngest Ever President Of France With 65% Of The Vote

Update: As Emmanuel Macron arrived in the courtyard of Paris's Louvre museum to deliver his victory speech to thousands of supporters, the European Union's anthem "Ode to Joy" played in the background. "Tonight, France won," he said to rapturous crowds, adding that "Europe and the world are watching us." Macron said, cited by the Telegraph, that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. "Our...

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Mike Krieger Asks: Can Bernie Sanders Be Convinced To Launch A New Political Party?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitizkrieg blog, I am 100% in the camp that supports Bernie Sanders severing himself completely from the hopelessly captured and corrupt Democratic Party and launching an entirely new movement. I’ve spent a lot of time since the 2016 election writing about how worthless the Democratic Party is and why it will never fundamentally change. The sad truth when it comes to American politics at the moment is “we the people” have no political representation...

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France: What Is The Presidential Campaign Really About?

Authored by Yves Manou via The Gatestone Institute, The result of this mess is that France as one country no longer exists. People who voted for Le Pen seem to feel not only that they lost their jobs, but that they are becoming foreigners in their own country. Macron, for many analysts, is the candidate of the status quo: Islamists are not a problem and reforming the job market will supposedly solve all France's problems. The French presidential race is the latest election to shake up...

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Study Finds That Populist Leaders Generate ‘Yuge’ Equity Rallies Averaging 150% Over 3 Years

Back in mid-January Bridgewater's Ray Dalio, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, offered up his first thoughts on the populist wave sweeping across the globe (we covered it here). And, once you've recovered from the laughing fit inspired by the irony of a bunch of billionaires sitting around discussing their displeasure with the masses of the world voting to undo their decades of power consolidation, you can continue with the following summary of Dalio's comments from Bloomberg:...

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