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Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod

Contributor since: 23 Jul 2012

Biography

Alasdair Macleod runs FinanceAndEconomics.org, a website dedicated to sound money and demystifying finance and economics. Alasdair has a background as a stockbroker, banker and economist. He is a Senior Fellow at the GoldMoney Foundation.

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    "The issuer's promise" is a phrase I have used recently to describe the backing for fiat currencies. The purpose of this article is to define…

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