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By the article from Joseph Stiglitz. Firstly, fundamental problems were simply waved away as “arcane issues about monetary arrangements” or saying “another example of a non-issue is the currency”.

An economist of his experience should know that strong economic foundations of a country are vitally important. Get them wrong and serious problems appear – just ask the unemployed of ­Ireland (double the rate in Scotland) or Spain (four times the rate of Scotland). Secondly, someone at Columbia University in the US is clearly far too removed to see what a divided country Scotland has become in the last two years. There is no shared vision or values.

Brendan Corkery, Edinburgh