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Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod is the Head of Research at GoldMoney.

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Why Ignoring Time-Preference is the Fundamental Mistake of Central Bankers

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/12/2019

Ignoring time preference is the fundamental error behind monetary planning. It is why in a successful economy, monetary intervention by the state is kept to a bare minimum, or preferably banished altogether.

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The Risk of Trump's Trade War Is More Than Just Higher Prices

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2019

It is the lethal combination of tariffs and the end of the expansionary phase of the credit cycle which should concern us.

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Theresa May’s Final Act and What Comes Next for Brexit

05/24/2019Power & Market

Mrs May’s initial error was to seek consensus between Remainers and Brexiteers.

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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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Why Social Democracy is Failing Europe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

05/02/2019Audio/Video
Social Democracy fails for the same reasons communism did. It just fails more slowly.
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