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Insights December 29, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Drifting into fascism

Most people regard governments and their central banks as forces for the good. Financial crises and suchlike are therefore blamed on capital...

Insights July 20, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

How can the Fed possibly unwind QE?

There are currently two important items on the Fed’s wish list. The first is to restore interest rates to more normal levels, and the seco...

Insights June 30, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The prospects for money

In my view, this new bout of turmoil in financial markets is the prelude to the final demise of government currency. If I’m right, a lon...

Insights August 17, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The fiscal benefits of free trade

Western governments have an overriding problem, and that is they have reached or exceeded the bounds of taxation, at a time when legally man...

Insights November 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The Brexit chicken game

At last, there are signs a sense of reality is dawning on the EU’s negotiators about the futility of trying to force the UK to agree to a...

Insights September 29, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

America is on a slippery slope

It hadn’t happened before, at least not since US presidents started visiting foreign countries after the Second World War. In early Septe...

Insights December 01, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Credit cycles and gold

The Trump shock produced some unexpected market reactions, partly explained by investors buying into a risk-on argument,equities over bonds...

Insights October 27, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The vexed question of the dollar

There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead...

Insights August 04, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Saving the system

Monetary policy, we are told, is all about staving off recession and stimulating economic growth. However, not only is monetary debasement...

Insights May 25, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Debts, Bastiat and modern economics

There is a well-worn conundrum told about a stranger, who walks into the hotel in a remote, sleepy village in Mexico, and reserves a room fo...