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Bitcoin: Now Accepted As Down Payment For UK Houses

Bitcoin: Now Accepted As Down Payment For UK Houses

A UK co-living company has announced that it will begin accepting down payments made in bitcoin, according to CoinTelegraph, making it that much easier for traders hooked on effortless, outstanding returns to speculate in another bubble-prone market: UK housing. Co-living pioneer The Collective announced the decision on Tuesday, saying it’s the first developer that will […]

ANATOMY OF A BANK RUN

ANATOMY OF A BANK RUN

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March 7, 2016Murray N. Rothbard[Reprinted from The Free Market (September 1985). Included in The Rothbard Reader.]
It was a scene familiar to any nostalgia buff: all-night lines waiting for the banks (first in Ohio, then in Maryland) to open; pompous but mendacious assurances by the bankers that all is well and that the people should go home; a stubborn insistence by depositors to get their money out; and the consequent closing of the banks by government, while at the same time the banks were permitted to stay in existence and collect the debts due them by their borrowers.
In other words, instead of government protecting private property and enforcing voluntary contracts, it deliberately violated the property of the depositors by barring them from retrieving their own money from the banks.
All this was, of course, a replay of the early 1930s: the last era of massive runs on banks. On the surface the weakness w..