The Fed is DONE!!! Its a GREAT DAY

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    Since for most of this country's history, there was no Federal Reserve, one only needs to look at history to compare.

    Without a publicly owned central bank:

    -There would be no national coordinated monetary policy. Each bank would expand or contract credit based on their immediate business needs, not the natons requirements.

    - Smaller banks would be dependent on larger banks for credit extensions, currency, etc. History has shown that larger banks often consider smaller banks as competition and didn't care if they failed. (After 1935, the Fed was charged with looking after the overall health of the system)

    - Before 1905, there was over 30,000 different currencies in circulation.

    - In international monetary matters, the nations largest private banks would represent America

    - There would be no elasticity to the currency. You would see more cycles of inflation/deflation, and boom/bust as we saw in the 1800s

    - Banks would return to being audited soley by themselves in their shareholders interest. (After 1935, the Fed was charged with being the nations bank auditors to serve depositers interest as well.)

    - Clearing of checks would go back to private clearinghouses often run by large banks. Without an impartial clearinghouse, decisions in the process would sway toward the private interests that control it.

    Pros and cons of the Federal Reserve? - Yahoo! Answers
     
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    Correct.

    In essence, a return to the 19th Century, which any reasonable person knows is undesirable and impossible.

    Save the reactionary right and naïve libertarians, who contrive a pathetic fantasy of an American past that never existed.
     

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