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By Pascal Salin (auth.), Pascal Salin (eds.)

Pascal Salin some of the texts that have been used for the current booklet have been offered as papers at a convention equipped in Brussels through Michiel van Notten for the 1 Institutum Europaeum in December 1980on the topic of eu financial Union and forex pageant. even if, this ebook is greater than the mere complaints of a convention. It goals at offering the reader with an homogenous textual content, now not a patchwork of papers, even with the big variety of members. notwithstanding it might be absurd to fake that those individuals -some of whom are admired thinkers - agree on every little thing, their dissenting critiques don't transcend the standard skills one might locate in a ebook of which the ultimate course is kind of transparent, yet the place the requirement of highbrow strictness results in the research of either the professionals and the cons of an issue. it could actually additionally appear to a few that this booklet offers with various matters, foreign money pageant and fiscal union, which were joined jointly kind of randomly. We think, in spite of the fact that, that this influence might be dis­ pelled once they begin studying. either sections of the booklet care for one and an identical subject: the optimum association of a financial approach. current efforts to accomplish eu financial unification all be afflicted by a similar preju­ dices with recognize to the association of the financial platforms inside of every one nation and in the international as a whole.

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However, they have existed for more than forty years in many European countries and they even remained when the official justification for their introduction had disappeared. Exchange controls supply an interesting example of the negative effects to be obtained from the combination of actions by politicians - aiming at hiding in the short run the consequences of policies which are incoherent in the long run and by bureaucrats - who have a vested interest in enforcing a regulation even when it has lost its official justification.

To be able to provide millions with their liquidity reserves and to earn the interest they may have to pay for the funds thus deposited with them, could well prove the greatest banking success ever for those who first solved these problems. I would gladly wish the highest gains to those who succeeded in conferring on the world the inestimable benefit of at last having a medium of exchange by the use of which the markets could be made to function as well as they should be able to. If such a stable money ever established itself, though it would exist under many different names, and each kind issued under the name and on the responsibility of a different institution, 39 their successful suppliers could probably not for a long time be denied the right to issue corresponding tokens, representing fractional units which, because of their constant relation to the basic credit unit, would soon displace, at least locally, the traditional 'official' cash.

The result is waste and the tendency toward fiscal crisis. But in the second place nobody can spend other people's money without taking it away from them. So at the very bottom of the welfare-state-idea is force and coercion. In the monetary area the consequence of the attempt to do good, of the growth of the state, of the widening range of welfare activities, is to have two very different kinds of effects. In the first place, there is a direct effect via the pressure on the budget. Government spending tends to increase.

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