Mittwoch, 19. September 2007

Liberalisiert den Geldmarkt

Stewart: So we’re not a free market then.

Greenspan: No. No.

Stewart: There’s a visible – there’s a benevolent hand that touches us.

Greenspan: Absolutely. You’re quite correct. To the extent that there is a central bank governing the amount of money in the system, that is not a free market. Most people call it regulation.

Quelle: Alan Greenspan and Jon Stewart on free markets versus central banking

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Nachtrag: Video-Mitschnitt

Nachtrag: Ron Paul befragt Greenspan

7/21/2004 — DIALOGUE THREE
(In which Ron Paul gets Greenspan to admit that, in fact, successful central banks must replicate gold standard – so why not return to it?)

[…] Once you decide that a commodity standard such as the gold standard is, for whatever reasons, not acceptable in a society and you go to a fiat currency, then the question is automatically, unless you have Government endeavoring to determine the supply of the currency, it is very difficult to create what effectively the gold standard did. I think you will find, as I have indicated to you before, that most effective central banks in this fiat money period tend to be successful largely because we tend to replicate that which would probably have occurred under a commodity standard in general.

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