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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...

Insights May 11, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Update on Brexit

This article looks at the background to Brexit negotiations and concludes that Britain is negotiating from a position of strength, while the...

Insights May 04, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Business cycles are credit cycles

This article gets to the heart of why central banks’ monetary policy will never succeed. The fundamental error is to regard economic cycle...

Insights April 27, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

End of empire

"Already, China dominates world trade. Her own economy is already significantly larger than that of the US on the PPP estimates. While...

Insights April 06, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The decline and fall of the EU

This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit. Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importan...

Insights March 16, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Can state spending ever be cut?

President Trump was elected on several promises, including one that he would fund tax cuts by cutting public spending. Cynics might note tha...

Insights March 09, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The fateful date

Caesar: What sayest thou to me now? Speak once again. Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. Caesar: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pa...

Insights March 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Central banks and gold

The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G...

Insights February 09, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gini and monetary policy

Or how central bankers are ducking the wealth transfer issue Central banks must be increasingly aware that critics of monetary policy are g...