Mystery of banking - The Mystery of Banking Murray N Rothbard 1 The Mystery of Banking Murray N Rothbard Richardson& Snyder 1983 First Edition

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Unformatted text preview: The Mystery of Banking Murray N. Rothbard 1 The Mystery of Banking Murray N. Rothbard Richardson & Snyder 1983 First Edition The Mystery of Banking ©1983 by Murray N. Rothbard Library of Congress in publication Data: 1. Rothbard, Murray N. 2. Banking 16th Century-20th Century 3. Development of Modern Banking 4. Types of Banks, by Function, Bank Fraud and Pitfalls of Banking Systems 5. Money Supply. Inflation The Mystery of Banking Murray N. Rothbard 2 Contents Chapter I Money: Its Importance and Origins 1 1. The Importance of Money 1 2. How Money Begins 3 3. The Proper Qualifies of Money 6 4. The Money Unit 9 Chapter II What Determines Prices: Supply and Demand 15 Chapter III Money and Overall Prices 29 1. The Supply and Demand for Money and Overall Prices 29 2. Why Overall Prices Change 36 Chapter IV The Supply of Money 43 1. What Should the Supply of Money Be? 44 2. The Supply of Gold and the Counterfeiting Process 47 3. Government Paper Money 51 4. The Origins of Government Paper ,Money 55 Chapter V The Demand for Money 59 1. The Supply of Goods and Services 59 2. Frequency of Payment 60 3. Clearing Systems 63 4. Confidence in the Money 65 5. Inflationary or Deflationary Expectations 66 Chapter VI Loan Banking 77 Chapter VII Deposit Banking 87 1. Warehouse Receipts 87 2. Deposit Banking and Embezzlement 91 The Mystery of Banking Murray N. Rothbard 4 Chapter XVI Central Banking in the United States The Federal Reserve System 237 1. The Inflationary Structure of the Fed 237 2. The Inflationary Policies of the Fed 243 Chapter XVII Conclusion The Present Banking Situation and What to Do About It 249 1. The Road to the Present 249 2. The Present Money Supply 254 3. How to Return to Sound Money 263 Notes 271 The Mystery of Banking Murray N. Rothbard 5 Foreword by Gary North You have here a unique academic treatise on money and banking, a book which combines erudition, clarity of expression, economic theory, monetary theory, economic history, and an appropriate dose of conspiracy theory. Anyone who attempts to explain the mystery of banking—a deliberately contrived mystery in many ways—apart from all of these aspects has not done justice to the topic. But, then again, this is an area in which justice has always been regarded as a liability. The moral account of central banking has been overdrawn since 1694: “insufficient funds.” [footnote: P. G. M. Dickson. The Financial Revolution in England: A Study in the Development of Public Credit, 1688-1756 (New York: St. Martin’s, 1967); John Brewer, The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783 (New York: Knopf, 1988).] I am happy to see The Mystery of Money available again. I had negotiated with Dr. Rothbard in 1988 to re-publish it through my newsletter publishing company, but both of us got bogged down in other matters. I dithered. I am sure that the Mises Institute will do a much better job than I would have in getting the book into the hands of those who will be able to make good use of it. the hands of those who will be able to make good use of it....
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Mystery of banking - The Mystery of Banking Murray N Rothbard 1 The Mystery of Banking Murray N Rothbard Richardson& Snyder 1983 First Edition

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