Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by euro sceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people. This is quite natural, politics is...
I spent 40 years with City institutions, I am so glad to be out of it, I retired in 2004 . It is impossible to value assets in any realistic way. As a neo Austrian economist I understand well...
I make no apology for returning to my hobby horse, money. What is it? how does it work? It is not difficult but it seems journalists struggle with it, as do bankers and politicians. It is a commodity that...
Offshore, What’s it All About? There is much in the news at the moment about offshore companies, tax avoidance and tax evasion. There is no merit in exploring tax evasion which is a crime, and needs to be dealt with...
In 2017 the United Kingdom will face its first serious constitutional dilemma since the Glorious Revolution of 1688. A bloodless coup removing the Stuarts and once and for all installing the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy we enjoy today....
The electorate of the industrial democracies broadly seem to accept the role of the State in every aspect of their lives, education, health & pensions being prime examples. This is largely unchallenged by modern press, media and politicians. No...
Most people get about their business dealing with the currency of their country or zone. Pounds, euros, yuan, yen, they know if they visit the United States it would be dollars. Everyone understands that world commodities are traded in...
The relationship between administrative systems and family well-being is long established. IDDE have shown recently working with the Heritage Foundation the marked correlation between strong electoral input and economic freedom, with the not unnatural result GDP per capita is...
I venture some observations on the concept of money, some if not all of which readers of this website will be familiar but worth setting down for those not keen on sitting by the pool this summer with Schlicter's Paper Money...
There has been more wailing and gnashing of teeth this week because Google has not paid its ‘fair share’ of tax. We heard much the same about Starbucks & Amazon, it’s a story that comes around every few months...

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