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Insights September 23, 2012 Alasdair Macleod

Animal spirits

The BBC is running a three-part series on notable economists, starting with Keynes. There were a number of errors made, but I shall ignore t...

Insights August 26, 2012 Alasdair Macleod

The purpose of market intervention

Interventions in markets by governments and central banks are routine and we take them for granted. No one questions them, but they can crea...

Insights August 22, 2012 Alasdair Macleod

A history of exchange-rate regimes

It’s almost as if currencies are designed to confuse you. In fact, sometimes they even lie to you. Take the pound sterling for example; ea...

Insights August 15, 2012 Felix Moreno de la Cova Solis

The bulls in Spain struggle in vain

As the first “too-big-to-fail” euro-periphery nation to have caught fire, many see Spain as the pivotal battleground that will determine...

Insights August 05, 2012 Alasdair Macleod

Subjective value and currencies

“The issuer’s promise” is a phrase I have used recently to describe the backing for fiat currencies. The purpose of this article is to...

Insights July 08, 2012 James Turk

When bailouts don’t work

Sometimes bailouts do not achieve what is intended, which is one reason they should be avoided. The people of Iceland apparently have some d...

Insights July 01, 2012 Alasdair Macleod

Gold reentering monetary system

Early in 2011, the London Bullion Market Association began to push for gold to be recognised by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision a...