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...
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...
Youth unemployment in Western Europe and the Anglosphere appears to be becoming chronic. A bit like that summer cold that just won’t go away, yet it is not a global phenomenon. Some of the causes must be assessed. They...
Having had a sneak preview of consulting barrister Benjamin Wrench's paper on the concept of risk reward, a concept that built the City of London into the world's most important centre for financial services it might be amusing to...
They Voted Leave The BREXIT referendum is over, more emotion than information sadly and much nonsense talked about economics, so a few pointers to hopefully throw some light where none has been hitherto. Let us look at some numbers but...
What is a ‘common currency’? It is frustrating to hear Eurosceptics argue that the common currency is the source of Europe’s woes, there are indeed many causes but the euro is not one of them. I have already written a...

Death of TTIP

Last year I outlined my unease at the prospect of a TTIP agreement, simplistically a trade bloc deal between America and the EU. The concept was unpopular with many but, as I wrote at the time, probably not for...
As the Brexit debate drags on, there seems to be much confusion about tariffs. Neither politicians nor MSM journalists seem to understand the basic concepts. This is natural as politicians, bureaucrats & journalists made a conscious decision at university...
It has been a source of constant amazement to me after 35 years in the City and ten in politics how few people understand money , I do not mean the scatter brained amongst us who squander it on...
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...

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