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Insights February 23, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Global (economic) warming

If the economy was on its uppers, Trumpenomics could be reasonably compared with Reaganomics. But that is not the case. The economy is opera...

Insights February 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Price controls and propaganda

Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives bl...

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 January 12, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland Recently, I was quietly reading in my armchair, eyes closing and trying to stay awake, and the next moment I was falli...

Insights January 05, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

FMQ breaks $15 trillion

Since August 2014, bank reserves at the Fed have fallen by $646.6bn, while the sum of cash, checking accounts and deposits held by the publi...

Insights December 15, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Trump, Russia and China

Even before he takes office, President-elect Trump is turning the world upside down. It has become clear his attitude towards Russia and...

Insights November 24, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The economic consequences of Mr Modi

Two weeks ago, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised an estimated 86% of rupees in circulation, offering conversion into a bank...

Insights November 17, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

The serfs have rebelled – Europe next?

Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom described how personal freedoms are progressively eroded by the state in the name of the common good. His war...

Insights November 10, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Perilous government finances

President-elect Trump stated in his victory speech that he intends to make America great again by infrastructure spending. Unfortunately, h...

Insights October 20, 2016 Alasdair Macleod

Fiat money and gold

It is time to revisit the Fiat Money Quantity (FMQ), which totals US dollar money deposited in the banking system, the commercial banks’ m...