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Insights October 19, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The productivity myth

Every now and then, there’s a rash of commentary on national productivity. And for the British, productivity is all part of the Brexit ang...

Insights September 28, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Social destruction by the abuse of money

In Britain, the top 1% of earners pay over a quarter of all income tax collected, and while super-rich British residents perhaps don’t hav...

Insights September 07, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Further thoughts on Gibson’s paradox

“The paradox is one of the most completely established empirical facts in the whole field of quantitative economics.” – John Maynard K...

Insights August 31, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

See no evil, speak no evil…

The Jackson Hole speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi last week were notable for the omission of any comment about the burning issues o...

Insights August 24, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – crossing the Rubicon

Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it coul...

Insights July 27, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Why economists cannot forecast recessions

The purpose of this article is to draw the widest attention to the chronic inability of the economic establishment to forecast recessions. N...

Insights July 06, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Time for a new gold standard for Asia

Over half the world’s population, living in the Eurasian land mass, understands that gold is money. The leaders of the Asian nations also...

Insights June 29, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Understanding money and prices

This article explains the money side of prices, and why government currencies, unbacked by gold, are doomed to collapse. And why gold, which...

Insights June 22, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Left wing, right wing, and free markets

One of the saddest things about Britain’s recent general election was the level of ignorance displayed by all parties on the broad subject...

Insights June 01, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Safety in banking

There was a time when banks acted as custodians of their customers’ money. Indeed, keeping a person’s money and using it as if it belong...