Dr Madsen Pirie

Dr Madsen Pirie is President of the Adam Smith Institute.  He subscribes to a broadly empirical and libertarian philosophy and values the insights of the Austrian School of Economics.  He has written books on logic, philosophy, economics, and children's science fiction.  His own website is at www.madsen-pirie.com

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What the graphs tell us

Written by | Wednesday 14 December 2011

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This is a fascinating look at what leading economists see as the significant trends for the eurozone economies.

Top business economists were asked to pick out their favourite graph or chart from 2011. Many chose ones that have bearing on the state of the eurozone countries.  A few picked ones that illustrate changes in the UK savings ratio, or the level of private debt. 

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The political and the economic

Written by | Friday 23 September 2011

It does begin to look as if Lehman 2.0 is not far off. This one will not be caused by greedy bankers taking reckless risks, any more than the first post-Lehman crash was caused by that. This one seems to be coming about because of a disjunction between economic necessity and what politicians are prepared to do.

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A small step to a big improvement

Written by | Friday 19 August 2011

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Four alternatives to the statist quo

Written by | Thursday 16 June 2011

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One small step for freedom in Cuba

Written by | Thursday 21 April 2011

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The alternative to bailouts

Written by | Wednesday 20 April 2011

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