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Insights November 01, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold, Goldmoney and Menē

Gold, ornamentation and money: that was the sequence of events. Man discovered gold, found it malleable, durable and attractive. It was firs...

Insights October 13, 2017 John Butler

Common commodity misconceptions

Commodities are the most basic economic goods, providing essential inputs into progressively more complex goods at advanced stages of produc...

Insights October 05, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The upcoming increase in interest rates

Last week, both Janet Yellen of the Fed and Mark Carney of the Bank of England prepared financial markets for interest rate increases. The w...

Insights September 28, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Social destruction by the abuse of money

In Britain, the top 1% of earners pay over a quarter of all income tax collected, and while super-rich British residents perhaps don’t hav...

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 September 07, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Further thoughts on Gibson’s paradox

“The paradox is one of the most completely established empirical facts in the whole field of quantitative economics.” – John Maynard K...

Insights August 24, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – crossing the Rubicon

Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it coul...

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 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 August 03, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Follow the money

Since 2009, equities and other financial assets have climbed a wall of worry. Initially, it was recovery from the threat of a complete finan...