free banking, 100% reserve, public banks, economic history, friday flashback

(Originally appeared as George Selgin's first-ever post in Alt-M's predecessor blog freebanking.org.) *** Free bankers have been fighting a war on two fronts.  On one they face champions of central banking and managed money.  On the other they struggle against advocates of 100-percent reserve banking.  Although the…

private money, Bank of International Settlements, history of money, free banking, Bitcoin

In February 2018 Agustin Carstens, the General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, gave a speech at Goethe University in Frankfurt entitled "Money in the digital age: what role for central banks?" The speech quickly became notorious in the cryptocurrency community for its brusque…