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A better term for this would be that by so doing the Government "spends money into creation",

Private banks do just the same when they credit the accounts of suppliers; staff; management; shareholders; or anyone who has sold them a financial or other asset.

When they are doing this they are instantaneously creating the demand deposits for the recipients, in just the same way they instantaneously create demand deposits when they create credit as interest-bearing loans.

If a private bank can do it, why not a public bank?

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Oct 8th, 2010 at 01:09:44 PM EST
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Why indeed! California could solve a lot of its problems just now by creating its own Bank of California to handle all California State expenditures and tax receipts. The problem consists in insuring that the bank is run prudently and honestly. Else it could just turn into more insider looting.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 8th, 2010 at 01:47:02 PM EST
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