Blog postings, letters to newspapers etc.

2017

 

"Banks need to disclose genuinely available capital." (Natasha Landell-Mills, Kieran Quinn, Eric Tracey, Martin White, Robert Talbut, Frank Curtiss, Kevin Dowd and Stella Fearnley) Financial Times July 8th 2017.

 

"Jeremy Corbyn's hardcore socialism would render Britain destitute." Reaction, June 7th 2017. Reprinted in The Beacon, June 7th 2017.

 

"Expeccted Losses are Not Baked into the Risk Weights." (Tim Bush and Kevin Dowd) The Cobden Centre, May 22nd 2017.

 

"Brexit can herald a new ‘golden era’ for the City of London as a global powerhouse." The Beacon, April 26th 2017. 

 

"UK Election News Special: Theresa May Calls a General Election." The Beacon, April 19th 2017.

 

"The War on Cash: Haldane Edition." IREF website, April 18th 2017.  

 

"Brexit and the Future of Farming and Food." The Times, February 22nd 2017. 

 

"Great news for fans of monetary freedom – Liberty Dollar minter Bernard von NotHaus gets a presidential pardon …" The Cobden Centre, January 19th 2017.

 

2016

 

"Bank of England Stress Tests Inadvertently Reveal the Weakness of the UK Banking System." Adam Smith Institute blog, December 13th 2016.

 

"The Bank of England Fails its Stress Test, Again." Adam Smith Institute blog, December 12th 2016.

 

"Have Central Bankers Lost the Plot?" Alt-M, November 1st 2016. Reposted as "Do Central Bankers Know What They are Doing Any More?" Foundation for Economic Education blog, November 3rd 2016.

 

"True Free Trade is Better than Any EU Deal." Daily Telegraph letter, October 27th 2016.

 

"Bank of Dave." Alt-M September 27th 2016. 

 

"Positive Economics." The Times (Economists for Brexit group), September 3rd 2016.

 

"Is Deutsche Bank Kaputt?" Alt-M, August 4th 2016. 

 

"Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 4: The EU Enters its Endgame." The Beacon, July 23rd 2016.

 

"Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 3: Bust Banks, Banksters and Bailouts." The Beacon, July 19th 2016.

 

"Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 2: The Disunited Kingdom." The Beacon, July 4th 2016.

 

"Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 1: UK Politics." The Beacon, June 26th 2016.

 

The UK Economy Will Perform Better Outside the EU." The Guardian letter (Economists for Brexit, D. Blake and K. Dowd), June 22nd 2016.

 

"Why I am Voting for Brexit." The Beacon, June 20th 2016.

 

"The Treasury's Brexit Reports Lack Credibility." Institute of Economic Affairs blog, June 17th 2016.

 

"Lies, Damn Lies and the Treasury's Brexit Reports." Economists for Brexit website, June 9th 2016.

 

"Paul Krugman Has Gone Too Far This Time: Lets Retrain Him as a Cosmonaut.Adam Smith Institute blog, June 9th 2016. 

 

"The Average Leverage Ratio Across the UK Banking System: 2007 vs Now." Adam Smith Institute blog, June 3rd 2016.

 

"Two Cheers for the Leverage Ratio." Alt-M, May 12th 2016.

 

"Do Market Failures Justify Capital Adequacy Regulation?" Alt-M, April 19th 2016.

 

"Leveraging  Up on Bank Stress (II): Improving the Bank of England's Leverage Ratio Stress Test." Adam Smith Institute blog, March 24th 2016. 

 

"Leveraging  Up on Bank Stress (I): The Bank of England's Leverage Ratio Stress Test." Adam Smith Institute blog,March 16th 2016. 

 

"What Should be the Absolute Minimum Pass Standard in the Bank of England's Stress Test?" Adam Smith Institute blog, March 8th 2016. 

 

"The Bank of England's Stress Tests: An Exercise in Really Weird Accounting." Adam Smith Institute blog,January 27th 2016.

 

"An Introduction to the Bank of England's Stress Tests." Adam Smith Institute blog, January 14th 2016. 

 

"Stress Testing without the Stress - the Bank of England's Stress Tests." Adam Smith Institute blog, January 7th 2016.

 

"The Bank of England Fails its Stress Test, Again." Alt-M, January 6th 2016. 

  

2015

 

"The Bank of England's Non-Convincing Non-Response to Yesterday's ASI Report on its Stress Tests." Adam Smith Institute blog, June 19th 2015. 

 

"Capital Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation - Capital Constraints and the Failure of Mathematical Modeling." Cato Podcast, June 5th 2015.

 

"Central Bank Stress Tests Simply Aren't Credible." Cato Podcast, June 5th 2015.

 

"Hayek-Style Cybercurrency," Alt-M, May 6th 2015. 

 

"Wanna Invest in a Cryptocurrency? How about LEOcoin?" Cobden Centre blog, 13 April 2015. 

  

2014

 

"Models, Damn Models and Statistics, or Math Gone Mad." Cobden Centre Blog, December 12, 2014.

 

"Bitcoin Will Bite the Dust." November 18, 2014. Posted at the Free Banking website, freebanking.org. 

 

"Bitcoin is Bust: Why Investors Should Abandon the Doomed Cryptocurrency." CityAM, November 6, 2014.

 

"The Future of Bitcoin." The Cobden Centre, November 6, 2014.

 

"Understanding Deposit Insurance (I): Why Deposit Insurance is a Creature of the State." The Cobden Centre, September 22, 2014.

 

Scotland could keep the pound – but at the cost of any monetary independence.” CityAM, September 15, 2014. 

 

"Why Bitcoin won't be the money of the future - but cryptocurrencies might be." (K. Dowd and P. Booth), CityAM, August 18, 2014.

 

"New Private Monies Can Outcompete Government Monetary Systems," IEA blog, June 18, 2014.

 

Let's Not Ban Private Money. IEA blog,6 May 2014.

 

2013

 

Happy Retirement?” IEA blog, March 12 2013.

 

2012

 

How About Private Money?” IEA blog, 28 September 2012. 

 

Is Sir Roger Carr Right that Government Must Design an Industrial Strategy for UK Growth?” City AM, August 15, 2012.

 

Should the UK Create an Industrial Strategy to Guide its Future Economic Development?City AM, June 28, 2012.

 

A Parliamentary Blueprint to End Banking Hazards.” City AM, March 9, 2012

 

Laissez Cato Faire.” Huffington Post, March 9, 2012.

 

New Bill to Reform the UK Banking System.” Cato@Liberty. Posted March 5, 2012.

 

The 2012 Baker Bill: A Programme to End Financial Crises.” The Cobden Centre. Posted February 29, 2012.

 

2011

 

Risking the City: the Economist Who Sees No Future in Government Meddling.” City AM  March 8, 2011.

 

Easy Money and the Decapitalization of America.” (K. Dowd and M. Hutchinson). Cato Policy Report, January/February 2011, Volume 33, Number 1, pp. 1, 6-8.

 

2010

 

It’s Time to Abolish Risk-Based Regulation.Insurance Risk and Capital, December 19, 2008.

 

Loose Money, Asset Price Cycles and the Decapitalization of the United States.” Cobden Centre blog, 1 December 2010.

 

A Tale of Three Capitalisms.” IEA blog, 18 October 2010.

 

Unreconstructed Keynesianism is Alive and Well.” Cobden Centre blog, 9 October 2010.

 

Fixing Britain”, Interview with Andy Duncan, Cobden Centre Radio, October 8, 2010.

 

The UK is Broke.” Cobden Centre blog, 23 August 2010.

 

Calls for Further Monetary Expansion are Cuckoo.” Cobden Centre blog, 19 July 2010.

 

2009

 

Government Failure Caused the Financial Crisis.” (J. Alexander, M. Beenstock, P. Booth, E. Butler, Tim Congdon, L. Copeland, K. Dowd, J. Greenwood, S. Gregg, J. Kay, D. Llewellyn, A. Morrison, D. R. Myddelton and G. Wood) Daily Telegraph, May 14, 2009.

 

The Government's Second Bail-Out is a Poor Way to Save the Banking System.” Sunday Telegraph, January 25, 2009.

 

2008

 

It’s Time to Abolish Risk-Based Regulation.” Insurance Risk and Capital, December 19, 2008.

 

Keynesian Over-spending Won't Rescue the Economy.” (Andrew Lilico, John Greenwood, Richard Jeffrey, Ruth Lea, Trevor Williams, Nigel Allington, Philip Booth, Tim Congdon, Laurence Copeland, Kevin Dowd, Kent Matthews, Alan Morrison, Sir Alan Peacock, Mark Pennington, David B. Smith, Peter Spencer) Sunday Telegraph October 25, 2008.

 

2007

 

Northern Rock Managers like Captain of Titanic.” Financial Times October 19, 2007.

 

Better to Have Thrown Northern Rock to the Wolves.” Financial Times September 19, 2007.