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From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

EU: The Road Out Of Crisis

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As no power is eternal, as the strong ruler of today may be the servant of tomorrow, those in power today would be wise to embrace the virtues of humility and compassion, embracing those on the fringes of power and opportunities.

Techxit Next? How Brexit Deepens Europe's Digital Recession

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, here. Brexit, as the British referendum to exit the EU is widely called, has caused turmo...

European Commission President Rips Brexit Leaders As 'Sad,' 'Not Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

It's no surprise that tensions between the United Kingdom and European Union are high since Brits voted to leave the bloc. So when news broke that the...

Europe 2020 Forecast

George Friedman | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
George Friedman

Ever since the Maastricht Treaty went into effect, the world began to speak of Europe as if it were a single entity governed by the European Union. This was never really true. Nevertheless, the world began to take it for granted, though European countries differed in their approach to the bloc.

The European Union Was Always an American-Led Project, and Now Washington Is in Panic Mode

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Like all unnecessary institutions, the European Union has invested heavily in the creation and continuation of its own self-aggrandizing mythology. Reading the horror and outrage in every newspaper after the Brexit vote was tallied, one would think that the UK had just voted to invade Iraq or elect David Cameron as prime minister.

Brexit: Is Britain the New Pakistan?

Bill Manson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bill Manson

When I was 13, at the Lycée Mignet, in Aix-en-Provence, France, my new friends told me I had to decide. Was I for the dream of a United Europe or against? "Oui" or "Non"? What you chose decided who your friends would be for the rest of the year.

One Coin, Two Sides: Brexit and Trump

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The hateful rejection of reality is the direct precursor to the rise of a demagogue like Trump. This rejection of fact as a basis for discussion leads to Brexit.

Will Ireland Reunify After Brexit?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What will Northern Ireland do? Because if Scotland bolts, Ireland may actually unite once again as well. I have no idea what the chances of this actually happening really are, but the least you can say is that the chances would certainly be higher if Scotland does decide to go its own way.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

The British-EU Revival Imperative

Talal Malik | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Talal Malik

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to remain or leave the European Union ('Brexit'). 'Leave' prevailed by 52% to 48%, but only one in three of the eligible British electorate voted for Brexit. Many around the world then asked on Google, 'What happens if the UK leaves the EU?'

How Marketers Brought Britain to Brexit

Markus Giesler | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Markus Giesler

Post-Brexit, the political classes in the UK are imploding and understandably most analysis is currently focused in their direction. But as marketing professors, one who voted to remain in the EU while the other was born and grew up in its economic powerhouse Germany, we asked ourselves: what role did marketing play in delivering last week's Brexit result?

Remaining In The EU Is A Privilege, Not A Sacrifice

David Sassoli | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
David Sassoli

The strategy right now -- supported by the Eurosceptic minority -- seems to be to provoke uncertainty and deepen the economic disaster created by the UK. It will only result in self-inflicted wounds.

Europe Must Reform To Avoid A Populist Domino Effect

Sven Giegold | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Sven Giegold

We need reforms that will increase trade, justice, and democracy in Europe. If Europe makes the necessary changes, it would offer hope and counter a populist domino effect in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and other countries.

Brexit: A Setback In One Of Humankind's Most Important Projects

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If future generations are to have a decent future -- or perhaps any future at all -- human civilization as a whole will have to meet something of the same challenge as Europe first began to meet nearly 70 years ago.

Brexit Wasn’t About Economics. It Was About Racial Hatred.

Omer Aziz | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Omer Aziz

With the twin exceptions of the fall of the Berlin wall and the invasion of Iraq, no event of the last half century will have consequences as far-reac...

After Brexit, No Second Act For Political Theatre

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Last week's British voters went to the poll and elected to leave the EU, prompting several explanations to try to explain the shocking outcome.

A Bridge From Brexit

John A. Powell | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Powell

A few days ago, we woke up to a new world. Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Some were pleased, many were deeply concerned. What is likely is that many will be affected. Some wonder if the EU will survive. It will take months if not years to fully understand the ramifications.

Donald Doubles Down on Bad English

John Krifka | Posted 06.28.2016 | Comedy
John Krifka

'if it ain't no Brexit, don't not wrecks it'

Brexit May Have A Silver Lining For The US?

Alister Chapman | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Alister Chapman

If Britain is in crisis by November's elections, that could be good news for the US. Voters might be more risk averse. But the immediate silver lining for anyone who does not want a Trump presidency is a blueprint for how not to persuade the discontented.

UK Votes To Leave The EU, Trump Soaring In The Polls, And We Need A Wave Of Change Now

Martina Buchal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Martina Buchal

This is the price we pay for not being present to what happens in our world; for often choosing not to know the truths of our reality; or simply for not doing something because we feel the something we can do is not enough.

Is Virtual Reality Show Addiction a Gateway Drug to the Election of Donald Trump?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

To the liberals among us, we too have become addicted it seems, to the reality show that is Trump. We can talk to each other to humiliate him in our heads, or can we talk to each other so we can talk out loud about interrupting humiliation as a game.

Why Did Brexit Happen?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

The shortest answer is the Great Recession and austerity policies of EU policymakers. What austerity policies? In the UK's case, it was raising taxe...

An Open Letter On Brexit To Trump's Angry Old Working-Class White Male Supporters

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The parallels between the intense economic concerns and nationalistic motives behind the Brexit vote, and the sentiment that's fueling Trump's incendiary campaign, are more than worth noting. To be sure, what happened across the Atlantic could very well happen here. Think about that for a second.

To Remain In Europe Is To Work Towards More Integration

Elisa Bacciotti | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Elisa Bacciotti

In the face of fear and exclusion, Brexit should be much more than a stimulus for "remaining" in the EU: We must have the courage to change.