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  • Is Full Reserve Banking Compatible With Fiat Currency?

    Lets suppose the government outlaws fractional reserve banking, but keeps our current fiat currency system the same. Can a Full Reserve Banking System co-exist with a fiat monetary system? What would be likely consequences of such changes?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by djussila on Mon, Nov 8 2010
  • Vertical and Horizontal Monetary Creation???

    I was wondering if someone could give me a hand with this guys blog post - he seems to think that the US Government is not Revenue Constrained - And can basically print money forever with no downside - he is of the mind that even taxes are theoretically not necessary. Also he thinks that the USA will...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Redmond on Tue, Jul 27 2010
  • Natural economic order

    First of all, I would like to introduce myself. I am a computer programmer from the Netherlands. I am working on a theory of money and banking derived from the "Natural Economic Order" of Silvio Gesell. "Natural Economic Order" clearly states that the root the economic and monetary...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by niphtrique on Fri, Oct 3 2008
  • Money

    Monetary Evolution: Where are we today? Commerce today is dominated by “electronic” transactions. A business that does not support the use of debit/credit cards will be extremely limiting its customer base and will likely not survive. The emergence of this form of money was the credit card...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by mmartillo on Thu, Sep 25 2008
  • Mystery of Banking Question

    I have thus far found the Mystery of Banking to be an amazing book on the dynamics of the money system. But Rothbard's description of the fractional reserve system does not jive with what I have been taught and this definition becomes essential later on when he explains why fractional reserve banking...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by smccart on Sun, Aug 17 2008
  • Re: Questions regarding FED's interest rate mechanism

    Point taken. However I'm not debating the form and makeup of a state, or indeed the virtues of anarchism! What I'm curious about is whether or not the core economic issue is the violent enforcement of a monopoly on currency ( by the state ). Fine, get rid of the FED - let the state control money...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by fingolfin on Wed, May 21 2008
  • Re: Questions regarding FED's interest rate mechanism

    @ meambobbo Great post, just curious... So... perhaps what might be ideal is a completely open, free-market competition in actual currency? Gold, silver, paper money (backed 100% by X Y or Z) or e-gold, diamonds, vintage cheeses (joke!) or whatever the free-market innovates and finds most convenient...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by fingolfin on Wed, May 21 2008
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