Fractional-Reserve Banking is Pure Fraud, Part I
by Jeff Nielson
Posted November 25, 2015
This is a commentary which should never have needed to be written. What is euphemistically called “fractional-reserve banking” is obvious fraud, and obvious crime. By its very definition; it transforms the banking sector of an economy into a leveraged Ponzi-scheme, and as with all Ponzi-schemes, there is no possible “happy ending” here.
In the original form of our “fractional-reserve” monetary system, for every $1 which our central banks officially printed, the banking system created an additional $9 out of thin air, via fractional-reserve fraud. Simply put; 90% of all the actual “money” in our monetary system, and our economies, was conjured out of thin air , by private banks, via fractional-reserve fraud.
This is fractional-reserve banking, presented as the naked fraud that it is: bankers “lending” not only more than what they possess, but lending out “money” which grossly exceeds the amount of capital in existence. Conjuring oceans of paper out of thin air. It is inherently criminal. It is inherently fraudulent. More…