The blog debate on the practicalities, or otherwise, of “fractional
reserve” continues. The more informed debates also make the point,
correctly, that it is not just “fractional reserve” in there, but the
whole question of maturity (or term) transformation. If you are
interested I would like to compile a listing of current blog debates.
These are the few I am aware of – feel free to link to more in comments. Just be aware that if you put more than 2 links into a single comment I will have to rescue it from moderation. Not a problem, it will just take a bit of time.
- Catallaxy: “Rothbard and the Social Credit Theorists” has restarted after a bit of an hiatus.
- Unqualified Reservations: “A straightforward explanation of the current credit crisis, part 1” explains the process well – but just to re-iterate, I disagree. The debate is considerably more civilised, though.
- Marginal Revolution: “New money does not have to enter the loanable funds market” seems to confuse Rothbard with the whole of Austrian economics, but is worth a good read.
Those are the three that I am aware of that are currently active. If you know of more, let me know. I know this is not strictly bank regulation, but I enjoy the topic.
Normal service on banking regulation will resume one I have completed a current job at one of my clients.