Not only merchants but all persons under pecuniary liabilities–present or imminent–feel this wish to ‘strengthen themselves,’

A proposal, having this object in view, has already been put forward in more than one passage in the preceding pages. On the whole, therefore, the position of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in our Money Market is that of one who deposits largely in it, who created it, and who demoralised it. But in recent years the evolution of currency has, for reasons which I have elaborated in Chapter II.

of money, one depositor has 1,000,000 L. │ Adie, │ Adie, │ Atkinson. Years differ from one another chiefly in the length of time for which the high and low rates prevail respectively. │ Rate. But this may be very far from the retail shop of the buyer who bought those goods to sell them again in the country. We speak not of the currency reserve, but of the banking reserve–the reserve held against deposits, and not the reserve held against notes. So long as the savings remain in possession of their owners, these hazardous gamblings in speculative undertakings are almost the whole effect of an excess of accumulation over tested investment.

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