While most of the debate surrounding Scottish independence has been about economic matters, the economic arguments are far from conclusive either way. The real questions concern the sort of country Scots and Scotland’s residents want. The nation’s political future will drive the economics.
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10 September 2014, Financial Times
11 August 2014, Financial Times
If Scotland introduces its own currency the first minister should declare that all contracts made in sterling – or dollars – will continue to be payable in that currency.
25 June 2014
Can Britain’s NHS really be the best in the world – except for keeping its patients alive? John reviews the paradox.
09 April 2014, Financial Times
In today’s world of global business and finance, people make agreements in whatever currency they like and under whatever legal system they choose.
01 April 2014, Financial Times
Whatever initial misconceptions spin doctors may promote, reality will out.
21 March 2014, Financial Times
The man who “laboureth much, and sparing the fruits of his labour, consumeth little” should not, Hobbes argued, pay more “than he that liveth idlely, getteth little, and spendeth all he gets”.
26 February 2014, Financial Times
Whatever Mr Salmond may say, there has to be a plan B.
19 February 2014, Financial Times
Anthropology helps us understand the world, in ways that are helpful whether we are talking about the internal contradictions of communism or the pathologies of financial crises.
22 January 2014, Financial Times
Politicians, like gang bosses and football fans, routinely attempt to establish or reinforce their leadership by inciting hostility to other groups.
04 December 2013, Financial Times
Envy is both inseparable from economic progress and destructive of social cohesion. Some inequality is inevitable, and there seem to be three principal factors that make it more tolerable.
28 December 2009, Financial Times
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