The book explores the endogenous creators of inside money, the commercial banks, and their key role in igniting the 2007-8 monetary crisis and the aftermath of the Great Recession. This is an area of study overlooked by the traditional approach in the form of neo-classical analysis, a body of theory based on a barter system of exchange. Money has evolved from a construct of barter to become a medium of exchange based on fiat money and loan creation by the banking system, underpinned by legal tender, and therefore, a creature of law. It is not a phenomenon exogenously controlled by the monetary authorities and simply assumed to be a “veil” over the real economy, which just determines the absolute price level.
This monograph, in the eyes of the student, represents critical thinking and the realization of a more precise formulation of the endogenous money supply with various features systematically added in an attempt to derive a fully dynamic model of the monetary system, which will be straightforward to visualize and contrast with the benchmark approach.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Need for a Financial System?.- Chapter 2. The Money Supply.- Chapter 3. The Adjustment Process of the Money Multiplier and the Loanable Funds Model.- Chapter 4. The Demand for Money: Another Piece of the Jigsaw Puzzle.- Chapter 5. The Rate of Interest and the New Monetary Theory of Loanable Funds.- Chapter 6. The Term Structure of Interest Rates.- Chapter 7. The Loanable Funds Cycle and the Variability of the Deposit Base.- Chapter 8. A Catastrophe Theory of the Endogenous Cycle of Loanable Funds.- Chapter 9. Rebuilding the Theoretical Model of Inflation on Credit with Loanable Funds.- Chapter 10. The Conclusions and the Policy Recommendations.