modern monetary theory, endogenous money, fractional reserve banking, money multiplier

Editor's Note: Since I've been harping on the ways in which Modern Monetary Theory misrepresents institutional realities, I thought it worthwhile to republish the following essay by occasional Alt-M contributor Julien Noizet, from his personal blog Spontaneous Finance. The essay originally appeared on December 17, 2013. Two…

Alexander Hamilton, antebellum banking, First Bank of the United States, mercantilism, ten dollar bill

(Originally appeared on Alt-M on December 30, 2015) *** In this past summer’s controversy over whether Alexander Hamilton’s image should be replaced on the $10 bill, outraged commentators made many extravagant claims on behalf of Hamilton’s wisdom in matters of money and banking policy.  For example, Ben…