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Greg Nowell GN842 at CNSVAX.Albany.Edu
Thu Oct 8 18:27:30 PDT 1998

Guess who wrote this:

A monetary crisis is not an absolutely necessary feature of the crisis, and may not always occur. Even during a crisis the turnover of commodities continues, even though on a much reduced scale. Within these limits circulation can be carried on with credit money, all the more so since the crisis does not affect all branches of production simultaneously or with equal force. Indeed, the slump in sales seems to reach its lowest point only when the situation is complicated by a monetary and banking crisis. If the necessary credit money is made available for circulation the monetary crisis can be averted; and even a single bank whose credit position is unimpaired can do this by advancing credit to industrialists against their collateral. In fact, monetary crises have been avoided whenever such an expansion of the ciruclation was possible, and on the other hand they have always occured when banks whose credit remained unimpaired were prevented from making credit money unavailable.

(p. 274) -- Gregory P. Nowell Associate Professor Department of Political Science, Milne 100 State University of New York 135 Western Ave. Albany, New York 12222

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