Friday, December 19, 2008
Not Quite Radical
Minus the amazement about the money multiplier, this proposal published in Yes! Magazine bears a superficial resemblance to mine. The big difference, of course, is that Brown would have the good citizens assume responsibility for all the liabilities of the banking system she would seize. This is why I have argued against bank nationalization and for new public institutions to take their place. A minor note: Germany is a somewhat more substantial instance of public banking than North Dakota. Not that I have anything against North Dakota. In fact, we’re having their weather right now in the Pacific Northwest.