In the wake of Brexit, financial markets across Europe and the world are experiencing some choppy waters. Those who opposed the UK's move to regain independence from the EU have been quick to point to the financial turbulence with a not-so-subtle I-told-you-so. Their message is clear: Brexit is responsible for the downturn, and it will only get worse if other nations follow suit. But is it really the catastrophe the globalists make it out to be? In answering this question, consider that the architects and promoters of European integration promised in the past that the creation of the Common Market and other steps leading to the European Union would usher in an era of jobs and prosperity. But they were wrong.