The Democrats want us to take the same path as France

From CNNMoney: France is the weakest of Europe’s big 3 economies by Ivana Kottasová | April 23, 2017: 9:34 PM ET France is stuck in a major rut. Europe’s third biggest economy has suffered years of anemic growth, high unemployment and budget deficits, while neighbors such as Germany and the U.K. have enjoyed a stronger …

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Au nom du peuple! Will populism win in the Netherlands and France?

From the BBC: Are Dutch voters really turning to populist Geert Wilders? By Anna Holligan | BBC News, The Hague | 9 December 2016 Dutch voters choose a new government in March 2017 and if the polls are right, the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) of populist leader Geert Wilders is surging ahead of his rivals …

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How ’bout that? Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law shuts down hedge fund a month after she loses presidential election!

From Bloomberg: Chelsea Clinton’s Husband Closes His Hedge Fund by Saijel Kishan | February 8, 2017, 9:48 AM EST Eaglevale Partners, the hedge fund co-founded by Marc Mezvinsky, the son-in-law of Hillary and Bill Clinton, closed in December, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Eaglevale, based in New York, is in the …

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€urosclerosis: Will the populist surge in Europe spell the end for the common currency?

From The Wall Street Journal: Europe’s Fate in 2017: Caught Between Low Rates and Populist Politics Europe seems on course for modest growth in 2017—unless Brexit proves to be the start of something bigger By Mike Bird | January 1, 2017 9:00 a.m. ET For Europe in 2017, the big question is whether fragile economic …

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€urosclerosis, part 3: Greece and its collapsing health care system

From : Health System Reflects Greece’s Ills BY CHARLES FORELLE ATHENS—A few years ago, George Gianakouras, a retired salesman of hotel supplies from the Greek port town of Volos, was feeling sluggish. His doctors diagnosed heart disease. He was given cardiac drugs and scheduled for angioplasty and stenting at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second …

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