Liberty and the ‘Money Trust’
Distrust and suspicion of the Money Trust has been prevalent throughout much of United States history, extending from commercial banks, which take deposits (and in the past issued banknotes), to investment banks. The colloquium, directed by Professor Jeffrey Hummel, explored the history of these disputes, from the founding of the republic to the proposals for increased bank regulation that emerged as a result of the financial crisis of 2007–9.
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