THE YELLOW VEST PROTESTS ARE A CANARY IN THE COAL MINE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


THE YELLOW VEST PROTESTS ARE A CANARY IN THE COAL MINE

Civil unrest has broken out in France as a global economic downturn is just getting underway. The significance of this warning sign should not be underestimated.

The Yellow Vest Protests in France (les gilets jaunes) were never about a fuel tax. This was made clear when Macron caved in to their initial demands and cancelled it. Nor is this merely an expression of Macron’s unpopularity (though a 25% approval rating certainly doesn’t help). A deep undercurrent of discontent has been rising in western Europe, and the conditions which are fueling it are set to accelerate.

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