LSE Report On Scotland's Economy Debunked

"The LSE report on the increased costs in trade for an independent Scotland is based on unsubstantiated data and absurd assumptions....the claims in this report are literally not worth the paper they are written on. I suggested the estimates be consigned to that receptacle in the corner of your room, never to be discussed again."

Understanding Economics 101

"I keep hearing people complain that the ‘mainstream media’ does not understand economics and that we’re talked down to as if everything must be explained as if the economy is a household. In this thread I explain all you (and they) need to know. Economics in one thread then...."

Scotland's Direct European Wealth Comparisons

"This should be enough for people to see that if we were independent and could re-join the EU and control all of our own massive resources and share them with other European countries whilst retaining full fiscal autonomy, there is no doubt in my mind that if I re-ran this blog post after we gain independence and let a few years pass by that we would be ahead of Norway"

Scotland Will Need Its Own Currency After Independence

"There is still an ongoing debate on whether Scotland would need its own currency immediately after independence. I am baffled by this. The answer is yes if Scotland wants to really be independent. It's as simple as that."

The ability to control the economy through the issue of money and through tax.  The ability to regulate banks.  The ability to control interest rates.  The ability to support the economy with QE.  These cannot be done if a country relies on and uses the currency of a different country.