Brazil’s setbacks and Pettifor on Europe’s unraveling
We’re just learning that hackers used an online service run by the Internal Revenue Service to access the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers: that includes social security numbers, birthdates, number of dependents, spouses, you name it. Guest host Ameera David weighs in. Ann Pettifor, director of PRIME Economics, says she thinks the latest wins in Spain and Poland say the mindset of Europeans right now is one dominated by insecurity, if not outright job loss. How Brazil’s economy is expected to contract by nearly one quarter this year in dollar terms. And in The Big Deal, Ameera and Edward Harrison continue the discussion on anti-establishment candidates in Europe and what it means for the future.
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