Every so often someone asks, ‚Why do the government and the banks manipulate the price of gold and silver?‘
There is a great deal of circumstantial evidence to support this, even some blatant quotes pertinent to the topic from the likes of Volcker, Greenspan, and Bank of England governor Eddie George. Of course it can all be denied. People can deny anything, even well known historical events with many witnesses, if it suits their bias and purposes.
But putting aside the operational aspects, what is the motive?