FYI: I will be on BNN at about quarter of 1ET to talk to presenter Howard Green and the Economist's Ryan Avent about the news of the day. So a lot of the topics below will be on offer.
As for topics, I don't know Italian politics so I have not commented on elections there. But what is clear to me is that the election represents a rejection of austerity. The polls did not capture the degree to which Grillo's anti-austerity party would surge - and this with a record low turnout because of people disenchanted with the situation. That speaks to a level of latent popular unrest that is combustible, especially given how important Italy is in the euro zone (I think the euro cannot survive without Italy).
So the question is what happens next. Below are a number of posts talking about the poss...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.