Thursday, October 5, 2017

Be careful what you wish for: Catalonia independence edition

The situation in Catalonia is a mess. Catalan frustrations are understandable. The region is the most prosperous of all in Spain, and shares similar characteristics as norther Italy to the rest of Italy, or North Rhine-Westphia and Bavaria to Germany.

Here at Humble Student of the Markets, we try not to take political positions, but we stand in principle against the suppression of democracy. However, the independence referendum was ruled to be unconstitutional, but the heavy-handed reaction of the Rajoy government did not help matters.

Where do we stand now?

King Filipe IV has condemned the vote, as he has taken the position that it is unconstitutional. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is offering mediated talks, but threatened to declare independence perhaps as soon as this weekend.

The full post can be found at our new site here.

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