Why Devolved Government doesn’t work when someone else pays the bills. – A Guest Post by Rogue One

 I decided to write this article after reading Sam McBride’s excellent, articulate and comprehensive book Burned covering the RHI scandal.  What interests me most about the book isn’t so much the RHI scandal itself, but what it reveals about the inner workings (or more accurately the dysfunction) at the heart of the system of devolved… Read more

Rohan Grey’s ‘Banking Under Digital Fiat Currency’ Proposal – A Guest post by Richard Taylor

Rohan Grey, president of the US MMT supporting Modern Money Network, recently wrote a rather good article about why Facebook’s putative Libra currency is a bad idea. In it he links to some proposals for future banking regulation. In my view these proposals for “Banking in a Digital Fiat Currency Regime” are really interesting and… Read more

What price financial secrecy, when God knows our innermost thoughts? – a guest post by Andy Crow

At the risk of cross-referencing within the echo chamber, Richard Murphy on his Tax Research UK blog responds to suggestions that reordering the terms of financial secrecy jurisdictions is liable to promote a rash of kidnappings affecting wealthy individuals. The squealing of the piggies is loud and plaintive. ‘What about our privacy?’ they cry. OK,… Read more