Posts Tagged ‘disintermediation’

  • Ice cream stores

    An Ice Cream Bank?

    Sep 15, 12 • 254 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Financial Markets, Money and Monetary Policy, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Should you deposit your money at your local ice cream parlor? Yes, according to a Pennsylvania businessman who has opened a bank in his ice cream shop. But he says his business idea is not really a bank. He does take deposits and offers loans, but you get

  • It’s Complicated

    Jan 16, 10 • 224 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Oversimplification concerns me. Some people are saying we should resuscitate Glass-Steagall. Passed in 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act of 1933) prohibited commercial banks from engaging in investment banking activities and created the FDIC. Also a