Populism, It's Not Just American Anymore

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If Britain votes to exit the EU, there could be global implications, politically and economically.

"People are very angry, people are very concerned about the direction of the economy, very confused about the direction of the economy,"  said Adrian Wooldridge with The Economist on Bloomberg Surveillance.

But if you think he's discussing the state of affairs in the U.S., think again. He's actually referring to Britain (and Europe), where nations there are facing similar concerns to those closer to home.

In Britain, this populist moment is best seen in what's being called the 'Brexit:' a British exit from the European Union. Just last month, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that there will be a referendum on June 23, where Britons will vote whether or not to stay in or leave the E.U. If Britain votes to separate, that could have global implications, politically and economically.

This week on Money Talking, host Charlie Herman speaks with guests Patrick Foulis from The Economist and John Authers with the Financial Times about the upcoming vote, the consequences for Europe and America, and what it says about our current presidential election.

(And if you don't believe us about Europe and what the New York Times editorial board calls the 'Trump effect,' check out the Brexit anthem and its reference to Trump's singing girls.) 

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