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The wiki article is quite informative. But I suspect that the effects on the money supply of the monetary multiplier depends on market psychology -- whether the market is dominated by greed or fear -- as, even with zero reserve requirement, the bank still has to find customers who want to take out loans.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 11th, 2011 at 09:33:14 AM EST
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