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The shackling of free money: lessons from Parguez and Argentina

Wesley C. Marshall

Keywords: endogenous money; monetarist counter-revolution

Abstract

During the ongoing financial crisis in the North Atlantic, the central role that money plays in monetary production economies is undergoing fundamental changes. Specifically, traditional money-creating institutions, both public and private, increasingly eschew the fulfillment of aggregate demand for money. The implications of this development are wide-reaching, both in terms of academic debate and the quickly evolving international monetary system. Based on Alain Parguez's insights and the monetary transformation of Argentina a decade ago, this article will present several initial conclusions regarding the changing role of money in current western capitalism.

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