It is with some misgivings that I have consented to have placed in book form these twenty-eight articles discussing the Federal Reserve Act.
Having studied this measure in the embryo of legislation, the principles operative in its formation and the strength and weak ness in the minds of its makers, I deemed it my duty to speak the hopeful word in the financial publications with which I am associated, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston News Bureau and the Phila delphia News Bureau.
I had to work quickly, in such hours of the day as I could com mand apart from my regular labors, to issue these articles every alternate day, beginning Jan. 9, 1914.
I have been surprised at the favor of their reception. Requests for their publication in book form have come from various parts of the country and from abroad. I was surprised also to learn that they were translated as fast as issued for the use of bankers in Europe. I made my statements boldly, avoiding technical terms, and expected the response at least of criticism and controversy. Now I yield to the demand of many readers to put these notes in more enduring form than the columns of financial newspapers.
It is a pleasure and a duty to acknowledge assistance. First I would thank John Perrin, probably one of the most widely known bankers in the United States and recently appointed Federal Reserve Agent for San Francisco. Together we watched the varying phases of debate at the Capitol, discussed banking principles to the wee small hours, and rejuvenated ourselves by laughing over many phases of the debates as the bill was being put into shape for final enactment. Perrin knows a bank from the messenger right up through the line to the president's desk, and what is more, he knows all the principles underlying credit and is familiar with every financial theory that ever rooted or bloomed on either side of the Atlantic. He won't say this himself. Indeed, he will probably only recognize the fact and then doubt it when he first reads this in print.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - C. W. Barron
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780331561661
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
Page Count - 225
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