A Critique of the Pure Natural Law Approach to Loan Maturity Mismatching and Fractional Reserve Banking

Esteban Pérez Medina, Philipp Bagus

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/DP.2018.001

Abstrakt


This article addresses the debate on fractional reserve banking and maturity mismatching. Block and Barnett (2011) as well as Evans (2014) have regarded the distinction between loans and deposits as unclear, especially regarding the contracts’ maturities. Davidson (2015) applying the a priori Title Transfer Theory cannot solve the continuum conundrum
satisfactorily. We show how a free legal system by rule finding judges can settle the continuum problem and other problems
relating to banking contracts in practice. The very same rule finding offers a new solution in the case of on-demand
deposits with a withdrawal notice. The ethics of loan and deposit contracts can only by fully understood and sorted
out by adhering to legal logic, proceedings, and general legal principles.


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fractional reserve banking; title transfer theory; deposits; loans; irregular deposits

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