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bill439Has Coppola never heard of shadow banking. In 2013 its total assets were $21trillion ($67tr in 2007). Wha do they do with them? They lend them and they are outside the commercial banking system....

May 2014

SimonIt is difficult to understand why Coppola and Pettifor think that the existing system has merit when they must be able to see the negative effects it has had in recent times. Coppola has worked for a bank, and raises accounting objections to changing things, when an engineering solution is required....

May 2014

Sanjay MittalFrances Coppola’s claim that “Banks are not fund managers” is a joke. If she looked at the Financial Times she’d find that every large bank “manages” a whole string of mutual funds or “unit trusts” as they’re called in the UK. Indeed, in Laurence Kotlikoff’s version of full reser...

May 2014
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The Power to Create Money is Safer with the State than with Banks

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In any economy there must be someone with the power and authority to create money. This power historically sat with the king and the Royal Mint, until it was transferred to state control under the Bank of England. But now the power to create money sits ultimately with commercial banks, which create new bank deposits as they make loans. These deposits make up 97% of the UK money supply.

Simonio"HM Treasury would still need to borrow funds from the markets if it found that taxes plus the money created by the Bank of England were not sufficient to cover expenditure."Ben-this worries me as it relies on bond issuance and the money as debt model again (as I understand it). The bond market mec...

May 2014

SimonioThe obsession with inflation is always used as an argument against Sovereign Money Creation -infact it is the obsession with inflation figures as a placebo that is at the root of so many issues (in the Euro!). In his book on Modern Money Theory, Randall Wray, as Ben writes above, makes it clear tha...

May 2014

DozyHoleI take it you just read the headline? This is not what they are saying....

May 2014
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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.

New FutureYes but you do not address anywhere the fact that Western Central banks are controlled by Private Bankers, they are not sovereign banks and the Western Corporate Governments are controlled by these banks. The following book is about the Federal Reserve Bank, but all...

May 2014

ScrotalyserTry to escape the system?Uncle Adolf's ran out of tanks.But the keyboard is mightier than the pen.For now....

May 2014

Sanjay MittalCushyglen,Your points are all dealt with and answered in PM literature. I suggest you read thru their book "Modernising Money"....

May 2014
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