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originally posted by: Kuroodo
If this isn't solid evidence of the USD being made out of thin air, then idk what else is!
In economics, the money supply or money stock, is the total amount of monetary assets available in an economy at a specific time. There are several ways to define "money," but standard measures usually include currency in circulation and demand deposits (depositors' easily accessed assets on the books of financial institutions).
originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: EternalShadow
Plus one, here- fractional reserve banking is the key word to research. Understand that, and you'll see how broken this system really is.
Once you've got your head wrapped around that, quantitative easing is the next thing to look up.
The first concept will prove to you that the system cannot run forever, and will eventually fail.
The second will show you how far along it is.
originally posted by: TheBandit795
a reply to: ScepticScot
Because when the loans are paid back, because of the fact that the money is created at the same time the loan is created the money and the loan cancel out themselves, leaving nothing more than interest. So there is interest to be paid, but no money in existence to pay it. That's how it is generally.
It's explained more in detail in this video (also in the "money as debt" videos):