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Laissez-faire Banking

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Laissez-faire Banking by Kevin K. Dowd
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The idea of free (or laissez-faire) banking has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in recent years. It is a novel idea that challenges much of what many banking scholars still take for granted - that banking is inherently unstable, that the banking system needs a lender of last resort or deposit insurance to defend it in a crisis, and that the government has to protect the value of the currency. Against this free banking sets an argument which is in essence very simple: if markets are generally better at allocating resources than governments, then what is different about money and the industry that provides it and why? Laissez-Faire Banking is divided into three inter-related sections, dealing with the theory of free banking, historical experiences of it and present-day monetary and banking reforms based on free banking principles.
Release date NZ
May 30th, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
392
Dimensions
140x216x22
ISBN-13
9780415137324
Product ID
2250241

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