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

  1. jarviss69

    THE VENUS PROJCT! sign the petition

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  2. JOHN

    PLEASE SEE www.monetary.org

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  3. 20alphabet

    When a 33rd degree Freemason cult member takes an oath to uphold the United States Constitution, but doesn't know what's IN the manuscript, he wins the GOP nomination for President. When a legitimately honest man who's made a life of helping others takes an oath to uphold the United States Constitution, which he's studied, his supporters are bullied to the extent of unlawful arrests and broken bones by their own party.

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  4. David Shang

    That you are correct on (I remember reading a source that said the exact same thing). I'm all for more regulation. I know that high reserve requirements are impractical; I just don't want the reserves to be 'too' low. I acknowledge that both extreme have their own flaws; but with low reserves, banks (and congress?) are just privatizing profit and socializing the risk with their investments. These are your hard earned dollars potentially lost or used to bail out the banks when things go wrong.

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  5. 1stWorldofFreedom

    writing Ron Paul in for Prez!!!!!

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  6. 1stWorldofFreedom

    writing Ron Paul in for Prez!!!!!

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  7. ihaveadhd1

    gogogo!

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  8. alexisb111

    Wow i learn more here then in class...my choice who's correct here david shang

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  9. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    The banks overextended themselves because the regulators allowed the banks to regulate their own capital requirements. Self-regulation does not work. On top of that, lack of regulation allowed the banks to be run for the benefit of senior management rather than shareholders so that senior management got a big piece of the upside but no downside. The key is lack of regulation, not fractional reserve banking. Higher reserve requirements tighten credit and slow growth so there is a balance.

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  10. 231gearon

    I needed a good lineal argument to settle me down and it is what you gave As an example of how I think, consider this.What is the furtherest point to which you can travel on this Earth? The opposite side of the planet? Wrong, it is to the point upon which you are now standing.
    Now consider what is the most distant object in the Universe to be seen (if our telescopes were powerful enough). It is the planet Earth.
    So, how intelligent we all be, yet stupid as well.

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  11. 231gearon

    I needed a good lineal argument to settle me down and it is what you gave As an example of how I think, consider this.What is the furtherest point to which you can travel on this Earth? The opposite side of the planet? Wrong, it is to the point upon which you are now standing.
    Now consider what is the most distant object in the Universe to be seen (if our telescopes were powerful enough). It is the planet Earth.
    So, how intelligent we all be, yet stupid as well.

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  12. David Shang

    invested and the bank loses all of that money due to poor investments (I'm taking this to the extreme to prove a point). With only 1% in the reserves, it can not meet all the withdrawal demands of depositors. What's worse, if the banks go bankrupt because of these decisions, you're not likely to get all the deposits that you put into your account. You're the one who doesn't even understand what banking is and why the risky practices of these financial institutions caused the global recession.

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  13. David Shang

    I never said i wanted banks to hold all my deposits. You're putting words in my mouth that I never said. Had you read my comments properly, you'd find that I indeed support FRB. But only if they don't keep too low of a reserve in the name of profit. It's risky in that they may not be capable of providing money for people who want to withdraw money. An example would be JPMorgan chase's Big Losses On 'Egregious' Credit Trades (approximately $2 billion). So say that 99% of deposits were being

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  14. David Shang

    In fact it is banking. The very definition of banking is "The business conducted or services offered by a bank.". As long as there are business's being conducted or services being provided by a bank (i.e deposits, withdrawals, etc) it is still considered banking. 100% fractional reserve banking is impractical since it doesn't make them money. I know your trolling so i'll end further discussion with you here

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  15. Taurasi Diana

    I am going to subscribe to you I? like your Posting...

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  16. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    100% reserve is not banking dumb ass. That's a safety deposit box. You dumb schmuck. This video is idiotic. Banks borrow money so they can lend it. The Fed requires banks to hold onto some of the money they borrow so they can pay depositors who demand cash. Very simple and works very well. Complaining about fractional reserve banking is quite stupid.

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  17. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    The Fed is already audited. Ron Paul wants to audit the decision making process and that will never happen since there are no standards by which to audit the decision making process. He wants Congress to control monetary policy. If Ron Paul controlled monetary policy, he would have hiked interest rates in 2008. He predicted hyperinflation in 2008 when the fed funds rate was cut to .25%. Rate of inflation since June 2008 is 1.4%/year. He is an imbecile.

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  18. kenjams

    I know exactly what I'm talking about.

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  19. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    Nearly 100% loaned out, emphasis on NEARLY. You want banks to hold onto all your deposits? Open a safety deposit box or keep your money under your mattress. You idiots don't understand banking or credit.

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  20. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    You are using words you do not understand.

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  21. RONPAULFREEDUMB

    You imbecile. If you don't want the bank to lend out your money, open a safety deposit box. Why impose your stupidity on the rest of the world?

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  22. David Shang

    I apologize if what I said seemed confusing. I'm not the best at explaining things and youtube's character limit makes me cut down on exact details. I'm just glad that you've been able to clear up the misunderstanding. You are an intelligent individual and that's what the U.S needs. More informed people who understand what goes on in their country and can help shape it.

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  23. kenjams

    Fractional Reserve Banking = Usury by the Money-Changers

    END THE FED

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  24. LibertyFighter7777

    Fractional reserve banking = keeping only a fraction of your deposits in reserve. The rest is invested.

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  25. 231gearon

    I think I must have been off with the fairies. You are right. Not to matter, Einstein use to get lost in his own street I was told once i.e. simple things get difficult when bogged down with detail

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  26. David Shang

    It may seem all confusing if you don't have a background on this kind of subject so I do support you informing yourself on this subject. It's quite fascinating when the things you learn are applicable and helpful in real life. I look forward to any further discussion.

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  27. David Shang

    It'd be nice if you'd explain what part seems conflicting. From my understanding, everything I said was pretty much explained in this video. I'll quote Paul on this one: " Fractional reserve banking is the practice by which banks accept 'deposits' but only keep a 'fraction of those deposits' (reserves) on hand at any time. In practice nearly 100% deposits'are loaned out". Reserves aren't meant to be loaned out. I think what you means is "the more deposits they have, the more they can loan out"

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  28. 231gearon

    I feel you have given yet more conflicting statements so I'll have to study up a bit before I can respond. We're both coming at 'it' from two different directions I think.

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  29. David Shang

    Banks kinda already do have a network to cover excess withdrawal requirements. Banks lend money to each other all the time (and demand usually tends to be driven by the overnight rate that the Central banks sets). NON government insurance I'm all for. But what if the situation is so bad that large insurance firms belly up due to not being able to "insure" for everyone's losses (like what happened during the great recession). I believe that prevention of banks playing risky is the solution.

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  30. David Shang

    I like the idea but I'm a bit sceptical about not having a central bank in a country (I live in Canada so our version of the Fed is "The Bank Of Canada"). I agree with Paul's message of auditing the Fed (which he's passed a bill for recently without it being watered down). But without a central bank, who will be the bankers for the nation? (and other banks. i.e the lender of last resort of other banks can not get loans from other banks) Who will be the one's to control money supply?

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  31. David Shang

    I also wanted to correct a typo. It's "100 percent reserve banking" and not "100 percent banking"

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  32. David Shang

    Therefore I believe my second sentence is entirely correct. If they have more money in their reserves, where's the money for making loans to businesses and people? Without fractional reserve banking, banks would just accumulate deposits and keep it all for withdrawals (100 percent banking). With all due respect, I support the opinions expressed in your top comment, but I just wanted to correct any misunderstandings. Please feel free to prove me wrong if you're still not convinced.

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  33. David Shang

    The less money they allocate to reserves (which is meant for withdrawals from a customers who have made deposits to the bank) for their assets, the more they can use for making loans (which is where banks make their profits from). The money that you withdraw isn't the money you deposited. It's from a pool of money from all other customers put in reserves so that they can allow you to withdraw money while they have your money invested else somewhere.

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  34. David Shang

    I don't believe I am wrong. I've taken intro introductory and intermediate macroeconomics at my university, and in both classes I learned that the less a bank has in its reserves the more money the bank generates (increasing money supply but not creating wealth). I think you may not have a clear understanding of fractional reserve banking. Banks have assets (reserves and Loans) and liabilities (deposits).

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  35. BIG JOHN

    please see www.understandingmoney101.com

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