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Executive Overview

Banking institutions in america have actually the prospective to improve liquidity abruptly and significantly—from $12 trillion to $36 trillion in money and simply accessed deposits—and could therefore cause inflation that is sudden. This really is possible because the nation’s fractional bank operating system enables banking institutions to transform extra reserves held in the Federal Reserve into loans from banks at of a 10-to-1 ratio. Continue reading