Rothbard on Fractional Reserve Banking
By Michael S. Rozeff
This article appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of The Independent Review.
Murray Rothbard, in The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar (1974), maintains that fractional-reserve banking is fraudulent and inherently destabilizing of the economy. However, by considering how a regime of laissez faire in money and banking might operate, we may reach a judgment quite different from Rothbards.
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