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Currency Union

  • Economics
    Duncan McCann 8th Aug'14 3
  • Commentary
    Jonathan Rowson 6th Aug'14 124
  • Economics


    The NIESR “Monetary Union and Fiscal Constraints” (No.288, May, 2014) argues that currency union will not work because the evidence shows that such currency unions […]

    John S Warren 9th May'14 8
  • Commentary

    The Voice

    This past week hasn’t been a stellar one for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). It’s being described as a u-turn in the press but […]

    J Simon Jones 26th Apr'14 2
  • Economics

    Money Trouble

    Now that is embarrassing. After weeks of carefully contrived coordination between Tories red, blue and yellow, the Great Currency Union Bluff seems to have fallen […]

    Mike Small 28th Mar'14 77
  • Collapsononics

    Supple Minds

    ‘The independence referendum is, in a stark way, beginning to reveal the real lines of power and authority inside the UK’ writes the  NEF’s James […]

    James Meadway 14th Feb'14 32
  • Commentary

    Black Swans

    The first Black Swan flew over the indy debate this week. Everybody freaked out. The consequences are still being discussed but it does put paid to […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'14 24
  • Commentary


    The Coin We brushed the dirt off, held it to the light. The obverse showed us Scotland, and the head of a red deer; the […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'14 2
  • Commentary

    Born Honest Born Clever

    How a nation is born – and how it behaves as it is born – matters. History tells us this. A nation born in blood […]

    Robin McAlpine 13th Feb'14 23
  • Commentary

    Curious George

    As writer Iain Macwhirter puts it plainly: “Britain isn’t in a position to tell Scotland anything, and the pound is common property” But facts don’t […]

    Mike Small 13th Feb'14 50
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