The Future of Money in the Information Age
by James A. Dorn (ed.)
Publisher: Cato Institute 1997
Number of pages: 188
The essays in this book consider the implications of the information revolution for financial innovation and the future of money. Contributors examine the regulatory climate; the impact of e-money on taxation, banking, and monetary policy; and the problem of maintaining privacy in the new monetary universe.
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- Federal Reserve
This booklet describes the basic process of money creation in a fractional reserve banking system. The approach taken illustrates the changes in bank balance sheets that occur when deposits in banks change as a result of monetary action.
by Donald D. Hester, James Tobin - John Wiley & Sons
This monograph is institutionally oriented -- authors draw on some theoretical developments and seek to apply them to the particular circumstances of various economic units: households, nonfinancial corporations, banks and life insurance companies.
by Ron Paul - Ludwig von Mises Institute
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by Joseph Huber, James Robertson - New Economics Foundation
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