111 responses to “Ron Paul: Banks Should Stop Hiding from Free-Market Regulation”

  1. ToxinalX

    Not even Sweden (the social democratic experiment) use state backed fractional reserve banking! It is theft, pure and simple.

    Believe it or not, but we also have lower inflation and less regulations for small businesses than the USA! Most of the people here have never heard of Ron Paul though, as the media seems to simply be copying the American mainstream.

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  2. DUPDOGGY

    More people need to pay attention to this!

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  3. MadPepperJack

    This is funny. Something I just realized (and I think vaguely mentioned in the speech) is that by the government insuring all deposits, that will encourage the banks to take EVEN RISKIER business practices to make more money. It’s not to say that the banks plan to fail and think it’s ok, but the logic is….

    With a much lower risk of bank runs, they think they can safely hold onto even LESS money… thereby multiplying it more… thereby counterfeiting a greater magnitude of money… which then causes the business cycles to be more severe.

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  4. 231gearon

    I appreciate your positive spin on the debate but your second sentence is completely off the mark. . It should read ‘The MORE they have in reserves, the more money they can loan out’. Such an understanding to this very tricky subject is essential if FRB is to be understood.
    Hope this helps out.

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  5. OnlyHempFuture

    HE IS TEACHING US HOW FREE WORLD WOULD LOOK LIKE AND HOW THE SLAVERY CAN BE LIFTED.

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  6. fuzzywzhe

    If people don’t realize it yet:

    The banks are bankrupt and have been for a long long time. The government will always collude to hide this fact and will create as much money and as much credit as is necessary to hide it.

    The dollar is going to zero. All fiat currencies eventually do and this time, it’s no different.

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  7. cwoclingensmith

    Fractional banking will never die even if the Fed and all forms of gov’t do. Fractional Reserve banks need two types of insurance to not be a burden (potential thieves of the people). 1) Banks need need to form a network with other banks (a contract) to cover excesses depositor withdraw requirements. 2) Banks need to obtain free market, NON-GOVERNMENT insurance, which will kick-in in the event that depositors withdraw funds from the network in excess of the network’s capacity. NO FED REQUIRED!

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  8. David Shang

    Fractional reserve banking is how banks make money: they are a business after all. The less they have in their reserves, the more money they can loan out and profit off of from the interest. Most banks have a similar(?) set fraction of the reserves they must have at all times to fulfill withdrawals from their customers. But some banks play risky and keep very low reserves to maximize profit. F.R.B isn’t theft unless the banks belly up and can’t give you all your deposits/ get government bailouts

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  9. ItsAboutWhatUDo

    yeah they should but they wont unless we stop them

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  10. StopTheMorons

    Bottomline, the government should stop governing.

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  11. StopTheMorons

    It hurts to always hear this and still get nothing done with it. And what do we have to look forward to Romney?

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  12. TRYCLOPS1

    But Americans can’t see it… Facepalm!!!

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  13. rcarlmartin77

    Fractional reserve banking! What a wonderful idea (for crooks)

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  14. 231gearon

    I agree with the overall sentiment of your comment but feel that the issues of liberty can become a trap within themselves i.e. freedom from what?, for instance. It is then that the kids see everything wrong in the world as an offset, only to feel isolated, lonely, clinging only to hope. Now,I accept that the message of liberty is a positive one but in practice, as witnessed in these columns, it engenders negative emotions and endless conspiracy theories. So, no thank you, for my kids anyway

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  15. mckheu

    3:00 TURN ON (cc) CAPTIONS
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    Shit brix , CORRUPT TRANSLATION TURNING HIS POINT

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  16. NoShitMr

    If you like reading about liberty, I can suggest you to read The Law by Frédéric Bastiat. You will find it very interesting. ;)

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  17. AstroStar7

    You can un-dislike, you know. :P

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  18. TheMrSeagull

    They really need to find a way to block Bernanke from voting down these videos.

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  19. dusanantropos

    just thinking what to say to dislike-guy

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  20. pstew0809

    It is an irelavent issue when it has never been implemented in a suffering new age economy. Ron Paul has forseen the changes and trends in the market for many years, and not to mention predicted many things. He is wise enough to see what rout to take and knows the consequences for supply side ecconomics!

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  21. manniman82

    Ron Paul 2012!!

    BTW that dislike was me, a mistake sorry…

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  22. echatav

    This is a contentious issue. Not all free market Austrian economists believe like Rothbard that fractional reserve banking is fraudulent. Look up the free banking school economists Lawrence White and George Selgin.

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  23. phlashphil

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  24. hookonsonic2

    I think you just doubled my IQ. If your idea goes through, then the children of the next several generations will also experience double IQs.

    RON PAUL 2012!!!

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  25. xxmrbiu3xx

    It’s amazing how the truth can set you free! As long as their is people that care and take the time to be informed, we will always have a fighting chance against those who look to exploit the honest people of the world.

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  26. crediblemusic

    Fractional reserve banking, quantities easing, and compounding interest are three functions that keep us slaves to debt.

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  27. maxny1

    I always learn something new every time I hear Dr. Paul speak.

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  28. TheVampirella

    Hey everyone there is breaking news about Romney and a possible felony involving SEC filings. Drudge sent out a tweet about it just minutes ago. Bring on Ron Paul’s nomination in Tampa!!!!

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  29. ju88ff

    This guy believes free markets can work, what a moron.

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  30. wilsonrelias

    Ron Paul you are amazing and im glad to be alive and watch you change the world one person at the time

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  31. Astra2012

    this is so clear!

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  32. 69elserra1

    that is one of the best comments ive ever seen on a Ron Paul video

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  33. LiesRtrue2

    it would be a great idea when Dr.Paul becomes president,that he continues with these videos to educate us all.Would even be great if the education system allowed these videos,so our future children learn about these things to keep USA informed and free :)

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  34. Soyy86

    I’ve been reading For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard. It’s very enlightening. Fractional reserve banking is legal theft. :[

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  35. a4finger

    End the Fed!
    I’ll donate to C4L and help spread the word

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