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Insights May 25, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Debts, Bastiat and modern economics

There is a well-worn conundrum told about a stranger, who walks into the hotel in a remote, sleepy village in Mexico, and reserves a room fo...

Insights May 04, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Business cycles are credit cycles

This article gets to the heart of why central banks’ monetary policy will never succeed. The fundamental error is to regard economic cycle...

Insights April 13, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The mystery behind economic growth

With sound money and free markets, the evolving production of businesses increases the purchasing power of money over time. We learn, out o...

Insights April 06, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The decline and fall of the EU

This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit. Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importan...

Insights March 30, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Brexit triggered

And why Britain should succeed in the negotiations This is the week that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered, and the two years o...

Insights March 09, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The fateful date

Caesar: What sayest thou to me now? Speak once again. Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. Caesar: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pa...

Insights February 16, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

The origin of cycles

It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets. He lived through a time when there...

Insights February 09, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gini and monetary policy

Or how central bankers are ducking the wealth transfer issue Central banks must be increasingly aware that critics of monetary policy are g...

Insights February 02, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Price controls and propaganda

Most economists agree on one thing; price controls do not work. Many go on to say they create shortages of goods, which inevitably drives bl...

Insights January 19, 2017 Alasdair Macleod

Gold – a primer for 2017

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...