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Is full-reserve banking really that hard to understand? (A reply to John Aziz)

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It's been a busy week for journalists and economists criticising our proposals without bothering to a) read them or b) understand them. Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph claims we're in favour of allowing politicians to  "print money to their hearts' content", when we've clearly stated that we wouldn't trust politicians to be responsible with the power to create money than we would trust banks. But John Aziz's blog in The Week is this week's worst offender for inaccuracies and misconceptions.

Sovereign money: what it is and why it matters (nef)


Our monetary system isn’t working. Only around 10% of new credit creation by banks goes to productive activity.  The current ‘recovery’ is being driven by increased and unsustainable lending for household consumption and mortgage lending – writes Josh Ryan Collins, Senior Researcher at New Economics Foundation in this excellent article.

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jake-Public banks/investment funds with a specific mandate to lend into local economies,for productive bussinesses.They wouldn't be allowed to invest their funds into land speculation,or any other speculative actvities.Loans would be low interest,and all interest recouped would be used to finance furthe...

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