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Demystifying the economy
Demystifying the economy It is clear to everyone that our economy is broken. We see the growing gap between the richest in society and everyone else. Demystifying the economy is [...]
I want to break free review of the Economics chapter
Matt has written a wonderful book, "I Want To Break Free" outlining the journey a region or country would need to take to become a fully-fledged independent state. Of course, [...]
An actual analysis of Professor MacDonald’s recent analysis
It is amazing what passes as "analysis" these days. If you are a Professor and stick up a website, you can announce a few hundred words as "analysis". If you [...]
The Scottish Government no authority all the responsibility for growth
Why does the Scottish Government seek responsibility when it doesn’t have the authority? The Scottish Government released Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation earlier this year (1). On page four, [...]
The pound sterling is not Scotland’s currency
There is a world of difference between using something and owning it. The pound sterling is used in Scotland. But it is owned by the UK Government. The pound sterling [...]
Scotland should not mirror Truss’s tax-cutting budget
Not only should Scotland not mirror Truss's tax-cutting budget, but it is, in fact, unable to do so unless a massive bout of austerity is to follow. The only thing [...]