Alasdair Macleod

brexit

Brexit – the battle for ideas

09/02/2018(0)
  The battle for ideas in the Brexit debate comes down to two basic economic approaches. The neo-Keynesian macroeconomists in the permanent establishment, who manage the state as economic ... Read More
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Unsound money is crucifying pensions

30/01/2018(0)
  Deficits are mounting in pension obligations. It is a global problem over which pension trustees are helpless. It is also a problem that’s brushed under the carpet, with ... Read More
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The truth about trade

23/01/2018(1)
  The one subject, which became a headline issue last year, and even divides experts is trade. It will become increasingly important in 2018 as the US develops her ... Read More
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How quickly will the dollar collapse?

08/01/2018(0)
  This might seem a frivolous question, while the dollar still retains its might, and is universally accepted in preference to other, less stable fiat currencies. However, it is ... Read More
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Investment prospects for 2018

29/12/2017(0)
  Predicting the future is a mug’s game, and in financial markets we simply cannot know tomorrow’s prices. All we can do is make assessments of the factors that ... Read More
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Europe, Brexit and the credit cycle

18/12/2017(0)
  Europe’s financial and systemic troubles have retreated from the headlines. This is partly due to the financial media’s attention switching to President Trump and the US budget negotiations, ... Read More
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Monetary update for the dollar

01/12/2017(0)
A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself. ... Read More
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Cryptos may destabilise fiat

17/11/2017(0)
The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, ... Read More
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Gold, Goldmoney and Menē

03/11/2017(0)
Gold, ornamentation and money: that was the sequence of events. Man discovered gold, found it malleable, durable and attractive. It was first used for ornamentation, then as social economics ... Read More
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Oil for gold – the real story

27/10/2017(0)
Following an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, which reported China will shortly introduce an oil futures contract priced in yuan, there has been some confusion about what it ... Read More
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