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  1. Gavyn Davies

    September 20, 2012

    Macro blogroll for the morning meeting

    Today I would like to introduce a list of the blogs that investors can follow if they are interested in tracking the key...

  2. May 10, 2012

    Will the real BoE please stand up?

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, When quantitative easing was introduced in March 2009, Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of...

  1. March 28, 2012

    Declines in the quantity of money must be avoided at all costs

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, Lawrence Summers (Comment, March 26) believes that, in order to “nurture the new optimism on the...

  2. January 31, 2012

    Caught up with Keynes and Krugman in yet another liquidity trap

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, Gavyn Davies, in his article “Equity returns should outstrip bonds in liquidity trap” (Insight,...

  3. September 8, 2011

    The ‘leaky tube’ of QE won’t put the bounce back into Britain’s growth

    From Mr Niklas Smith. Sir, Tim Congdon et al are quite right to stress that broad money supply (M4 in the UK) is more...

  4. September 6, 2011

    Debt overhangs are stopping the banks acting normally

    From Mr Daniel J. Aronoff. Sir, Tim Congdon et al point out, with considerable justification, that the omission of a...

  5. September 5, 2011

    Repeat of bubbles not really needed

    From Mr James Maguire. Sir, Tim Congdon et al’s rebuttal (Letters, September 1) of Michael Woodford’s scepticism on...

  6. September 1, 2011

    Theories look flimsy if they are misunderstood

    From Prof Tim Congdon and others. Sir, In his article “Bernanke should clarify policy and sink QE3” (August 26), Michael...

  7. June 2, 2011

    Arguing over the ABC and D of the crisis

    The debate over post-crisis monetary and fiscal policy has been heating up, on both sides of the Atlantic. The eurozone is...

  8. May 6, 2011

    Our analysis was fully endorsed

    From Mr Michael Kennedy. Sir, As one of the 364 economists who signed a letter to The Times in 1981, and who are said by Tim...

  9. May 6, 2011

    Distorted history of the Budget

    From Mr William Keegan. Sir, My old friend Tim Congdon asserts that “fiscalist Keynesianism, like history, is bunk”...

  10. May 4, 2011

    Examine the evidence for expansionary contractions

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, Like Lawrence Summers and other Keynesians, Martin Wolf believes not only that reductions in the...

  11. March 15, 2011

    Where would banks take their business if they jumped ship?

    From Mr Geoff Copeland. Sir, Judging by Tim Congdon’s letter (March 12), the position regarding our relationship with the...

  12. March 15, 2011

    Time to diversify the UK economy

    From Mr Mark Osborne. Sir, Tim Congdon, perhaps unwittingly, has very eloquently articulated the reason why the UK needs to...

  13. March 11, 2011

    Be wary of biting the financial hand that feeds Britain’s exports

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, I am writing to express my dismay at your editorial “King helps the case for banking reform”...

  14. Westminster Blog

    November 5, 2010

    Nigel Farage returns to leadership of UKIP

    Nigel Farage, as anticipated, has become the leader of UKIP once again: He picked up 6,085 votes, far ahead of his rivals....

  15. July 23, 2010

    Eurozone capitals can’t really avoid the ECB’s help

    From Prof Roger Sandilands. Sir, Tim Congdon (Letters, July 21) suggests that eurozone governments do not need the European...

  16. July 21, 2010

    Eurozone governments can still create money

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, Martin Wolf (“Why the battle is joined over tightening”, July 19) seems to believe that when...

  17. February 22, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAYEU meetingsThe European Union's agriculture and fisheries council meets in Brussels. Animal welfare issues will be...

  18. January 2, 2010

    Economic critics accuse Rose of underplaying other strategies to create wealth

    Leading economists have ticked off Sir John Rose for underplaying other ways to create wealth through his promotion of...

  19. December 16, 2009

    Common sense and history both suggest a pause in QE

    From Mr George Trefgarne. Sir, Tim Congdon and others (Letters, December 8) have been unnecessarily dogmatic in criticising...

  20. December 9, 2009

    Proposal that QE be paused does not imply abandoning it

    From Prof Charles Goodhart. Sir, Tim Congdon (Letters, December 8) criticises me for stating that “there will not be a next...

  21. December 8, 2009

    Essential to keep QE available

    From Prof Tim Congdon and others. Sir, We write to express our disagreement with Charles Goodhart (“It is time to declare...

  22. November 10, 2009

    Englefield Capital in buy-out proposal

    The Brenninkmeijer family, owners of the C&A retail group, have offered to buy out other investors in Englefield Capital,...

  23. November 9, 2009

    Englefield Capital in buy-out proposal

    The Brenninkmeijer family, owners of the C&A retail group, have offered to buy out other investors in Englefield Capital,...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 3, 2009

    Pink picks

    Commentary, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, The Trading Room: In defence of high-frequency traders After...

  25. August 2, 2009

    How debt could turn into a runaway ghoul

    Scare stories about British public debt are not new. Contemporaries fretted about the unsustainability of the national debt...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Big banks look to rainmakers again Investment bankers...

  27. July 8, 2009

    Keep the money flowing to stave off deflation

    Has “quantitative easing” been a success or a failure? Should it be dropped, continued or expanded? With base rates...

  28. March 31, 2009

    Do not fret over quantitative easing’s efficacy

    From Mr Tim Congdon. Sir, Samuel Brittan (“Why Britain should not fret about the national debt”, March 27) is worried that...

  29. March 3, 2009

    Lack of Bank policy details fuels concern

    The Bank of England and the Treasury are poised to rip up the blueprints for monetary policy on Thursday and start flooding...

  30. March 3, 2009

    Lack of Bank policy details fuels concern

    The Bank of England and the Treasury are poised to rip up the blueprints for monetary policy on Thursday and start flooding...

  31. March 2, 2009

    Chancellor Congdon kills two birds with one stone

    From Mr A. Edward Gottesman. Sir, Tim Congdon for chancellor! While the headlines have focused on the highly visible sectors...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT,  Willem Buiter’s Maverecon Blog: throwing good public money after...

  33. February 25, 2009

    Here is the way to end recession with speed

    Cash is king. Companies that have a large positive balance in their bank deposits can ride out the weakness of demand and...

  34. December 31, 2008

    Government must borrow from banks to create money

    From Prof Philip Booth, Prof Tim Congdon and others. Sir, Deflation, as well as inflation, is a monetary phenomenon, and...

  35. October 22, 2008

    A simple plan to unclog the interbank market

    One disappointing sequel to the UK’s bank recapital­isation exercise is that the differential between the base interest rate...

  36. October 8, 2008

    Bank must play its role as lender of last resort

    From Prof Tim Congdon and others. Sir, No commercial bank wants to borrow from the central bank on last-resort terms,...

  37. October 1, 2008

    Separate retail and investment banking again

    From Prof Tim Congdon. Sir, John Kay (“How we let down the diligent folk at the Halifax”, September 24) is too well-disposed...

  38. July 2, 2008

    Monetarist fallacies of an earlier era revived

    From Dr Hugh Goodacre. Sir, Philip Booth, Tim Congdon, Charles Goodhart and their co-signatories (“Bank must take more note...

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