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time for change, 31 Jan. 2013
A most interesting read ; a book I have been waiting for as a follow up to the previous book "Where Does Money Come From?" which explained how commercial banks control the money supply.
This book goes the whole hog and provides a worked out solution; but not one set in stone.
It reviews the current UK monetary system explaining what is wrong with the current role commercial banks play in UK economic system through to what needs to be done to correct the short comings and how to make the transition .
It is a book which deals in outline and in depth ; so it is easy to grasp the outline and with some worthwhile effort to understand the details; even for non economists like me. It deals with every day operation of a commercial bank as well as how they interact with the Bank of England and other banks; and the services that the Bank of England provides to the commercial banks .
It is a must read for anybody interested in the UK's current economic state and of course anybody involved in commercial banks , the Bank of England and Governments Treasury and MPs of all shades of economic thinking and but not least, the members of "The Independent Commission on Banking" to shake up their thinking and understanding!