Malfeasance[ edit ] A March report by the court-appointed examiner indicated that Lehman executives regularly used cosmetic accounting gimmicks at the end of each quarter to make its finances appear less shaky than they really were. This practice was a type of repurchase agreement that temporarily removed securities from the company's balance sheet.
For the predators, the manipulation of money represents the final bastion of power in a world where they are becoming utterly obsolete.
For the producers, money is, at best, a subject of love and hate. William Greider, in Secrets of the Temple, his magnum opus on the Federal Reserve System, tells his readers that there was once a time when discussions of monetary policy were so common that they could be heard in small town cafes and barber shops.
I know for a fact that Greider is correct because I am just old enough to have heard some of those conversations in my youth. It has been over 30 years since an old-fashioned prairie Populist first sat me down to explain the workings of money.
In those years, I have read every book on monetary policy I could find, watched the Fed religiously, and have written extensively on the subject.
Monetary policy is not an easy subject to follow. There is a saying that "only two people really understand money and they disagree. Most writers on monetary matters have an axe to grind.
Some lapse into convoluted conspiracy theories usually involving a Jewish or Freemasonic plot. Others merely postulate obscurantist apologies for the ultimate wisdom of bankers. But I have found in 27 years that even though my views have become much more elaborate, the basic lessons of that Populist have gone unchallenged.
Understanding money is a liberating experience. Suddenly, everything makes more sense. And, it turns out, money is not so very hard to understand. So even though the debates and assumptions about monetary policy are virtually unknown to modern Americans, they were vigorously debated from the dawn of the Republic until about The fifty year hiatus in monetary discussions since prevents most Americans from understanding clearly the problems of banking in the New Century.
Unfortunately, the lack of popular understanding of the issues eliminates the political pressure necessary for a much needed banking reform. This is a tragedy because the current failure of old-fashioned banking provides the perfect opportunity for a critically overdue modernization of the assumptions and practices of lending.
Modern banking may be computerized, but the rules and assumptions behind those computer programs are still essentially preindustrial. An examination of these basic assumptions will show why they are inappropriate for modern societies.
Preindustrial international monetary policy has emerged as the key impediment to an industrial-based solution for life-threatening environmental problems. Money defines this reality only by being scarce itself. Money has value because it is rare.
In the Kinderspiel version of lending, a banker is considered a sober citizen who finds money that is not being needed, pays a low rate to induce the owner of this money to deposit it in his bank, lends it to someone else who needs the money at a higher rate, and pockets the difference.Money, banking, credit, debt, privacy, federal reserve, counterfeiting, commerce, economics, commercial crime, investing, market trading.
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Chapter Money and Banking Opener. Essential Question. How well do financial institutions serve our needs?. Guiding Questions. Section 1: Money How does money serve the needs of our society?
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