Following is a wonderful conversation between financial journalist Kate Welling and economist Lacy Hunt. Some of you might find this interesting.
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It contains two things of note:
a) important historical charts going back to the 1870s showing long term fluctuations in debt (and other phenomena like the velocity of money);
b) a great discussion of why old-time economists like Fisher, Minsky and Kildleberger (now ignored or rejected by contemporary economists) were against fractional reserve banking.