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Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod

Contributor since: 23 Jul 2012


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.

  • The Relationship Between Money and Prices

    Published 11 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The quantity theory of money and its accompanying equation of exchange are generally accepted as defining the relationship between money and prices. The equation has…

  • A Detailed Look at Bank of England Gold

    Published 04 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The London Bullion Market is the global trading centre for physical gold, and the Bank of England holds gold on behalf of other central banks.…

  • Osborne Cornered

    Published 25 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    On 20 March George Osborne, the UK's Chancellor, will present his budget. So far he has made a valiant attempt to cap public sector spending,…

  • The Final Countdown

    Published 18 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Governments have refused to accept the necessity of a period of economic re-adjustment following the credit-bubble. The bubble burst about five years ago and economic…

  • The Impossibility of Economic Calculation in a Fiat World

    Published 11 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The purpose of keeping accurate accounts is to quantify net worth at any given point in time - as well as the change from a…

  • Bank of England Gold - The Doubts Remain

    Published 28 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Last week I wrote about the mess the Bundesbank has found itself in over its gold bullion. But they are not alone: the Dutch, Austrian,…

  • Gold Reserve Mysteries

    Published 21 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Last Wednesday the Bundesbank released a statement to the effect that 300 tonnes of Germany's gold will be moved from New York and 374 tonnes…

  • Austrian Economics in 2013

    Published 14 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Regular readers of my articles either have some knowledge of Austrian economic theory or at least suspect that Keynesian and monetarist alternatives are flawed. Their…

  • The Economics of Gold and Silver in 2013

    Published 07 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The New Year should see some major changes in how gold and silver are regarded in the West, if it becomes obvious that confidence in…

  • Alasdair Macleod's Outlook for 2013

    Published 31 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I have not faced the prospect of a new year with so much trepidation as when I contemplate what is in store for 2013. Systemic…

  • Goodbye to Liberty

    Published 17 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The human race, in its advanced economic form, is committing euthanasia. The US, UK, Europe and Japan are all implementing economic policies that must ultimately…

  • The Coming Silver Price Eruption

    Published 03 December 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There was a degree of predictability about the knockdown in gold and silver at the US futures market (Comex) last Wednesday. The reason is that…

  • Shadow Banking: The Next Landmine

    Published 26 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve Board originally led us to believe that it was necessary to expand money supply through quantitative easing to offset the contraction of…

  • Understanding Asian Gold Demand

    Published 19 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There is growing awareness that gold is accumulating in Asia. Indians have for a long time been the largest buyers of gold and have a…

  • Green Shoots of a US Recovery?

    Published 12 November 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There is growing hope in some quarters that economic recovery is at last under way in the USA. Is this just an election-inspired pick-up in…

  • The Free Market's Slow Death

    Published 29 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Much has been made in the press of the manipulation of LIBOR, without much explanation of the consequences for prices of all things that depend…

  • Money Printing Is The Only Thing Keeping The System Afloat

    Published 15 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Last Monday GoldMoney published my article showing the frightening growth in money-quantities for the US dollar. In that article I stated that the hyperbolic rate…

  • The SCO, China, Iran, and Gold

    Published 08 October 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I make no apology for returning to the subject of China, its role in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and gold. Gold is now a strategic…

  • Animal Spirits

    Published 24 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The BBC is running a three-part series on notable economists, starting with Keynes. There were a number of errors made, but I shall ignore those…

  • Euro Shorts Smell Blood

    Published 17 September 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Within the eurozone there are great stresses. At one extreme there are punitive costs of borrowing for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy; at…