The startling human toll of Brexit

June 26, 2016 1:15 PM

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On paper, Britain's vote to exit the European Union will change little in the short term. The U.K. has two years to untangle trade agreements, financial obligations and legal frameworks as it divorces itself from the rest of Europe.

When it comes to the economy, people’s expectations alone can alter everything. Just the anticipation of Britain leaving the E.U. is already transforming the fortunes of billions of people in Britain and around the world – influencing the cost of goods they buy, and affecting their decisions about w...

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