Uploaded on Sunday 21 June, 2020 to the illusion of money
How a bank monetizes IOUs in the context of a fractional reserve system
In part 1 of this tutorial, we saw how a bank operating in a fractional reserve system can expand the money supply by holding just a fraction of its deposits in reserve. In part 2, a different method is contained in which the same result is achieved by creating checkable accounts and monetizing pledges to repay (IOUs) as offsetting assets to enable the loans. This tutorial on simple fractional reserve accounting is part 2 of 2.
This video is courtesy of the Khan Academy whose YouTube channel is available here.
Ellen Hodgson Brown, President & Founder of the Public Banking Institute (PBI) and author of such books as "The Web of Debt", The Public Bank Solution", addresses the PBI 2012 conference in Philadelphia.
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