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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 13, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The mystery behind economic growth

With sound money and free markets, the evolving production of businesses increases the purchasing power of money over time. We learn, out o...

Insights March 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Why free trade is officially dead

G20 Finance ministers meeting in Baden Baden last weekend agreed, on America’s insistence, to drop the long-standing commitment to free tr...

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 February 16, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The origin of cycles

It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets. He lived through a time when there...

Insights January 26, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Global trade update

The easy pattern of prolonged trade negotiations has been rudely interrupted by President Trump. Europe The easy pattern of prolonged trad...

Insights January 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Using gold as money

Goldmoney’s Personal, Business, and Wealth products are among the first to achieve recognition as compliant with the new Shariah gold stan...

Insights January 19, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – a primer for 2017

You know when to buy gold: it’s when nearly every trader and commentator tells you that gold is going lower and you should sell it. This...

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...