EU Orders Special Label on Israeli Imports
What is this European fascination with identifying all things Jewish with some sort of label? In a stinging rebuke to Israel, the European Union insisted on Wednesday that some goods produced on land seized in the 1967 war must be labeled “made in settlements,” a mandate that added to Israel’s deep unease over a growing international boycott. European officials tried to play down the decision, | Read More »
Putin’s Next Play
As I noted yesterday, Putin may be very opportunistic in his actions — something that has led the administration to gravely underestimate him — but he has a very steady strategic purpose in increasing Russian influence, creating a ring of buffer states, and sabotaging US and EU initiatives as a way of making Russia the more attractive ally. Putin is now in Syria because he | Read More »
Europe goes protectionist on data, ends Safe Harbor system
The European Union has this fantasyland idea that regulation can fix the privacy problem; or at least with respect to private corporations. EU Directive 95/46/EC on Data Protection, which took effect in 1998, prevents private businesses from sending data outside of the EU. The massive regulatory state does not have to comply with any of its privacy protections. However international commerce is greatly threatened by the | Read More »
Rick Santelli on The Fed, Interest Rates, and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rick Santelli to discuss when The Fed will hike interests rates, by how much, and if the economy can absorb the rate increase. Then we’ll be joined Steve Oliner from AEI to discuss the mortgage market, and finally Andrew McCarthy on terrorism, the Iran nuclear deal and his new book.
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, Coffee and Markets
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, Rick Santelli
, Stephen Oilner
, The Fed
Desperate Times in Greece After No Vote on Bailout Terms
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Greece’s no vote this weekend on austerity measures, the likelihood of a Greek exit from the Euro, and what this means for the Greek economy.
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A Disappointing Jobs Report and Greece’s Big Vote
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the disappointing June jobs report, Greece’s big bailout vote, and Independence Day.
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Greece on the Brink of Default
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Greek default on its IMF loans, the terrible unease of the Greek people and if Vladimir Putin could come to the rescue.
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Would Greek Exit Doom the Euro?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss D-day for Greece, what their exit from the Euro Zone would mean for the EU, and how Russia’s involvement could complicate the situation.
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Greek Banks Won’t Let Savers Have Their Money
Maybe, just maybe these people are going to learn. This might really do it. The government that the Greeks elected to give them free money is now going to take it all away. When government gets more power, it is always people of good will who work hard, plan ahead and save for that rainy day who get looted. The UK Independent describes how this | Read More »
Tags: Alexis Tsipris
, bank nationalization
, Bill Clinton
, Deposit Freezes
, Dwight Eisenhower
, Jimmy Carter
, Lee Siegal
, Richard Nixon
Greece, Economics and The Sweet Meteor Of Death
I guess the rest of the world will just have to foreclose on The Acropolis and peddle the Elgin Marbles on a yard-sale table. The Hellenes have an economy that lacks the palm grease to even pay Chiron to ferry them across the Styx to Economic Hades. This was not in either the EU’s or IMF’s product brochure. They each have sections for dealing with | Read More »
Cameron beats the polls in the UK
Politics in the UK were looking very messy as last night’s general election approached. There was so little we knew. UKIP – the conservative upstart UK Independence Party – was going to make gains over the last election in 2010, but how many seats would they spoil for the Conservative Party? SNP – the leftist Scottish National Party – was going to do very well, | Read More »
, David Cameron
, Ed Miliband
, Nick Clegg
, Nigel Farage
Spain’s Radical Left is on the Rise, too.
By now we are all aware of Syriza’s win in the Greek elections last week. In the postmortem analyses, more than a few observers have wondered if the radical Left’s success in Greece will embolden similar parties in other European nations. Now, it looks like we’re starting to get our answer. In Spain, who probably has the worst economic and fiscal situation in Europe outside | Read More »
Switzerland and Syriza
I credit the world’s various political leftists for being brilliant at one thing. They have managed to assemble a coalition of interest groups whose vested interests should probably cause them to chase each other around in the street armed with shotguns. Nowhere is that awesome class divide among the left on greater display than in Europe where the Parlor Pinks infest Davos and the Street | Read More »
, Street Marxian
The Future of Europe Hinges on France
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the state of the EU, the appalling absence of U.S. leaders in Paris and why France may determine the future of Europe.
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