Alasdair Macleod

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Global (economic) warming

26/02/2017(0)
If the economy was on its uppers, Trumpenomics could be reasonably compared with Reaganomics. But that is not the case. The economy is operating close to capacity, ….any further ... Read More
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Price controls and propaganda

05/02/2017(0)
Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives black market prices even higher ... Read More
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Global trade update

30/01/2017(0)
The easy pattern of prolonged trade negotiations has been rudely interrupted by President Trump. Europe The easy pattern of prolonged trade negotiations has been rudely interrupted by President Trump. ... Read More
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Gold – a primer for 2017

22/01/2017(0)
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 is Harry Dent ... Read More
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Malice in Wonderland

15/01/2017(0)
Malice in Wonderland Recently, I was quietly reading in my armchair, eyes closing and trying to stay awake, and the next moment I was falling down a rabbit hole. ... Read More
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FMQ breaks $15 trillion

09/01/2017(0)
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 public has risen by $1990bn. ... Read More
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Drifting into fascism

30/12/2016(0)
Most people regard governments and their central banks as forces for the good. Financial crises and suchlike are therefore blamed on capitalism, and people believe our leaders do their ... Read More
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Outlook for 2017

26/12/2016(0)
We exit 2016 on a tide of investor optimism. At long last, there will be a businessman in charge of the US economy in the form of a new ... Read More
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Trump, Russia and China

19/12/2016(0)
Even before he takes office, President-elect Trump is turning the world upside down. It has become clear his attitude towards Russia and China is very different from that of ... Read More
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Why Europe must end in tears

11/12/2016(0)
The latest consequence of economic mismanagement in Europe was the failed attempt at constitutional reform in Italy this week. The Italian people have had enough of their government’s economic ... Read More
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