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Insights September 03, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

The danger of eliminating cash

In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisi...

Insights September 10, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Equity markets and credit contraction

There is one class of money that is constantly being created and destroyed, and that is bank credit. Bank credit is created when a bank len...

Insights August 13, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Welcome to the world of ZIRP zombies

Interest rates in the US, Europe and the UK were reduced to close to zero in the wake of the Lehman crisis nearly seven years ago. Initiall...

Insights December 19, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Derivatives and mass financial destruction

Globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs in the language of the Financial Stability Board) are to be bailed-in if they fail, moving the...

Insights April 04, 2014 Alasdair Macleod

Renewed estimates of Chinese gold demand

Geopolitical and market background I have been revisiting estimates of the quantities of gold being absorbed by China, and yet again I have...

Insights August 06, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

Gibson’s paradox: the consequences

We now have an explanation for Gibson's paradox (posted here), a puzzle that has defeated mainstream economists from Fisher to Keynes and Fr...

Insights December 31, 2013 Alasdair Macleod

Precious Metals in 2014

"Now the New Year reviving old desiresThe thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires" Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Yes folks, it's that t...

Insights August 10, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Cryptocurrency - its status as money

The cryptocurrency craze is fascinating to an economist, or at least a student of catallactics, because it is a test of the theory of exchan...

Insights September 21, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The forthcoming global crisis

The global economy is now in an expansionary phase, with bank credit being increasingly available for non-financial borrowers. This is alway...

Insights December 03, 2015 Alasdair Macleod

The Fed’s in a bind

One can understand the Fed's frustration over the failure of its interest rate policy, and its desire to escape the zero bound. However, si...