[OPE-L:435] Re: Comments from Riccardo-2

Riccardo Bellofiore (bellofio@cisi.unito.it)
Mon, 6 Nov 1995 02:00:54 -0800

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On Mon, 6 Nov 1995 Steve.Keen@unsw.EDU.AU wrote:

> a banker is someone you go to to ask for credit because you
> believe they have a hoard of money somewhere. But they don't
> have to: the belief alone is necessary in any system where
> money is not a producible commodity. In a system where money
> is simply promissory notes (or some such) initiated by a
> bank, bankers' "hoards" could be negative, with no impact on
> the system--so long as no-one checks behing the vault.
> What our system of reserves and state money does is simply
> provide some control and accountability on the existence of
> bankers hoards. The function of banks can exist quite easily
> without such controls.
> Cheers,
> Steve Keen

fewer words, more clear, same content than my post


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