By Brian McGrath,Dwayne Barney
utilizing the easy machine of an island economy—one that is fictitious yet deliberately parallel to our own—the evolution of cash and banking is sketched in an fun and transparent approach. The reader follows the improvement of an financial system from barter, to commodity funds, and finally to fiat forex. even if the environment is imaginary, the issues spawned by way of a method of fiat foreign money, a significant financial institution, and fractional-reserve banking are regrettably very genuine.
Finally a glimpse of a futuristic but completely possible substitute international is offered—one that does not depend on the sorrowful fiasco of fractional-reserve banking and imperative financial institution manipulation. a brand new island economic climate is defined that takes benefit of rising technological and marketplace features. in truth those services, which are almost immediately to be had to us, render their prior financial method out of date. efficient capital can and does turn into the recent shop of price and the medium of exchange—the new money.
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