Rothbard does not refute White’s thesis that Scottish banking was less regulated and hence more stable and well-functioning than England’s banking system in the same 145-year period.
Any official effort to link the dollar to gold today would be just another act of monetary central planning.
Blame the Bankers, Not Freedom in Banking
That there was widespread support for the Scottish bank suspension did not, however, mean that the suspension left the Scottish public unscathed.
Does the Scottish suspension suggest that fractional reserve banking is, inconsistent with genuine freedom in banking, including the consistent honoring of bank customers’ property rights?
If we can’t kill it entirely, we should be thinking about ways to make the Fed less political, not more.
The Financial Crisis of 2008-9 and The Great Recession Was Caused By The Government And Not Capitalism
The financial crisis of 2008-9 — accompanied by the Great Recession was caused by government intervention, mainly in mortgage finance and the housing sector.
I don’t trust politicians, generally, but I especially don’t trust them with money. Since the U.S. went off the gold standard, the dollar has lost 80 percent of its value.
The creation of money doesn’t create wealth, unless money itself is wealth — as it was when it was gold and silver.