Don Quijones (DQ for short) has been writing about financial, economic and political trends and developments since 2012. His favorite stomping grounds include banking misconduct, corporate sovereignty issues, the euro debacle, Spanish politics and history and Mexico post NAFTA. His work has been regularly featured on his own blog, Rigged Game, Wolf Street, where he is a senior editor, Naked Capitalism, Business Insider and Zero Hedge, among other places.
He was born in the UK but has been living in Barcelona, Spain, since the year 2000, and is a frequent visitor to his beloved country in law, Mexico. He has also travelled widely in South America, in particular Argentina and Bolivia, as well as France, where he has worked for brief stints in over 10 cities. He is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French and will one day speak Catalan (at least that’s what he keeps saying).
Don Quijones holds a BA in history and economics from a fairly decent British university and is a certified teacher of Business English and Communication. He is also a long-serving ghost writer and translator for a well-respected business and economics journal. In his spare time he likes to watch films, read novels, play poker, listen to music, drink vermouth and loiter around Barcelona with his beautiful wife, La Doña.
“In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.” (John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath)
DQ’s partner-in-grime, Mr. D (or D for short), has done little of note in his life apart from start a family, read Umberto Eco’s mind-twisting opus ‘The Island of the Day Before’ and aid Don Quijones in his quest to untangle the web of deceit and ‘alternative facts’ within which we find ourselves entangled.
Like DQ, he is also a long-term Barcelona resident and has funded his ‘lomo con queso’ (loin with cheese) sandwich addiction with numerous teaching and translating jobs. At the turn of the century, he found himself in Barcelona with a degree in Hispanic Studies and set off down the well-worn path of many an ex-pat.
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