thinking allowed: musings on business, the economy and scottish politics
Monday, 28 January 2019
Robert Burns: An Immortal Memory
It was my privilege to deliver the Immortal Memory at the Gifford Village Burns' supper on Saturday and some people enjoyed it enough (o...
Monday, 8 October 2018
Responding to Commonweal
On a recent trip home to Islay I picked up a copy of the Ileach (the local paper) and read an article relaying the pro-independence argumen...
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
In other news ...
I've been quiet on this blog recently - here's why. Yesterday saw the publication of a paper which I authored for the These Island...
Friday, 15 June 2018
Growth Commission: A Simple Mistake
I'm indebted to Fraser Whyte who first spotted this rather significant error in the Growth Commission report and blogged about it here ...
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Growth Commission: Cohort Selection
As a quick exercise I wanted to check how the Growth Commission's "peer group of 12 countries" had been selected. The report o...
Saturday, 2 June 2018
Andrew Wilson's Doublethink Masterclass
I'll keep this brief. I've just caught up with Andrew Wilson's Sunday Politics Scotland interview from 27/05/2018. If you want...
Friday, 1 June 2018
Kate Forbes SNP MSP Question Time Claim
Kate Forbes MSP sat on the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission (see blogs passim). I was just catching up with Thursday Night's Qu...
Thursday, 31 May 2018
There Is No Growth Assumption
There appears to be be some confusion about the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission recommendations when it comes to austerity. Let me a...
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