Would a “Brexit” break Britain?

The issue of Britain remaining in the European Union and the consequences of a potential British exit — sometimes shortened to “Brexit” — from the European Union, have come to the forefront of public debate with the upcoming referendum vote this June. While some say that Britain’s egress from the EU would benefit it economically, others argue that the opposite is true, and that there would be detrimental economic consequences for Britain and Europe. In truth, the issue is much more complex and multifaceted. A possible Brexit must be looked…

The Economic Implications of an Independent Scotland

With the referendum for Scottish independence swiftly approaching on September 18th, the political tension between those who back the movement for independence and those who believe in a unified United Kingdom has come to a head.  Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland and head of the “Yes Scotland” campaign for independence has taken to the streets, to television, and to any medium possible to spread the word about the strength and prosperity of an independent Scottish state. Naturally, he has been met with formidable opposition from both the Conservative…