Free Banking

Don’t Say Unbanked; Say Differently Banked

– September 18, 2019

Prepaid debit cards issued by retailers like Walmart, the federal government, and banks like Green Dot and Comerica are providing unbanked Americans with a different but fully functional and cost-effective connection to the national payments system.

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Economic History, Free Banking
scottishthisel

Rothbard’s First Impressions on Free Banking in Scotland Were Correct

– August 18, 2019

Nothing in Rothbard’s later view manages to cast doubt on his earlier view and White’s thesis, much less refute them.

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Economic History, Free Banking
scaryvault

Competition Is the Path to Financial Inclusion

– July 8, 2019

Financial regulators appear to fear the creation of a few, small experimental entrants more than they fear the failure of the nation’s many, uber-risky megabanks.

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Free Banking
financialinclusion

Why Financial Inclusion Matters

– June 3, 2019

If members of some group feel excluded from the financial sector, regulators should allow them to form their own financial institutions and give it a go in the marketplace.

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Free Banking
makingdeal

Yes, You Can Sell What You Do Not Own

– April 13, 2019

To remain consistent, opponents of so-called fractional-reserve banking have to denounce overbooking practices among airlines as well as the entire business of insurance.

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Free Banking
Vault

The Rise of Cashless Banks (And What To Do About It)

– March 11, 2019

Bankers have been steadily introducing cashless banks over the last few years in response to falling customer demand for cash. With fewer people wanting to withdraw or deposit cash, the cost of offering these services gets harder to justify to shareholders.

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Free Banking
commoditybank

Financial Discrimination Is Better Tackled by Markets

– February 11, 2019

Complaining about injustice is cheap; bona fide progressives put their money where their ideals are, and reap as they sow.

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Economic Growth, Free Banking, Free Enterprise, Free Markets, History
lettherebelight

Let There Be Light!

– October 22, 2018

Light, as we know it today, is a commodity. That would not have been possible without the institutional prerequisites — freedom to create, own, and exchange — that built the modernity we too often take for granted.

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Free Banking

Breaking the Banks: Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions

– July 24, 2018

Economic Education Bulletin Vol. XXX, no. 6 | April, 1990 by Richard Salsman

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Central Banking, Free Banking
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Towards Lawful Money

– July 11, 2018

Discretionary central banking has had its day. It’s time to insist on lawful money.

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