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Six Myths About Money & Banking (Josh Ryan-Collins)

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Published on Mar 6, 2012

http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/ - Josh Ryan-Collins of the New Economics Foundation explains how banks create money, out of thin air, through the accounting process they use when they make loans.

"Independent Commission on Banking told us that there was a "disagreement" amongst the commissioners about whether or not the banks created money!
...So, that's the situation we're in. These are the people who are charged with recreating our banking system! And they don't even understand that banks create credit when they make loans"

The 6 myths about banks and money are:

That banks are intermediaries between savers and borrowers
That money is created through the 'money multiplier' and the amount of money depends on the amount of 'base money' created by the central bank
That interest rate adjustments affect bank credit creation
That credit allocation is demand driven, rather than controlled by banks
That the banks know what's best for the economy
Regulating (or democratising) credit creation doesn't work.

Where Does Money Come From?, referred to in this video, can be bought from Positive Money. You can also see more information on the book here:
https://www.positivemoney.org/product...

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Positive Money is a not-for-profit research and campaign group. They work to raise awareness of the connections between our current monetary and banking system and the serious social, economic and ecological problems that face the UK and the world today. In particular they focus on the role of banks in creating the nation's money supply through the accounting process they use when they make loans - an aspect of banking which is poorly understood. Positive Money believe these fundamental flaws are at the root of - or a major contributor to - problems of poverty, excessive debt, growing inequality and environmental degradation. For more information, please visit: http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/

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