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The Free-Banking Era: A Lesson for Today?

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  • Daniel R. Sanches

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Reaching back to a volatile era in U.S. banking history, Daniel Sanches finds insight for today?s challenge of ensuring a stable banking system ? though perhaps not the lesson one might expect.

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  • Daniel R. Sanches, 2016. "The Free-Banking Era: A Lesson for Today?," Economic Insights, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, vol. 1(3), pages 9-14, July.
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    Banking History; U.S Banking;

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