The Swiss Vote on Fractional Reserve Banking

You may have heard about the Swiss referendum to end fractional reserve lending by Swiss commercial banks. It’s a fascinating development for Austrians and libertarians, and it’s another example of how average Swiss people can use referenda to force both their central legislature and the twenty-six Swiss cantons to consider their proposals, merely by gathering 100,000 signatures within an 18-month period.

Claudio Grass, Managing Director of Global Gold, gave an interesting interview on this topic with the Mises Institute. This is another interesting example for our non-Swiss readers to better understand the political system and culture in Switzerland.

You can listen to this interesting piece by clicking here.

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