Over at the lewrockwell.com Walter Block has posted an exchange of emails between him and Bryan Caplan on Fractional Reserve Banking.
The present debate got started when Block read that Caplan had characterized Murray Rothbard's position on fractional reserve banking as "crazy." Adding insult to injury, Caplan denoted Rothbard's position as too easy of a target to hit out against. These claims upset Block who then emailed Caplan.
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Update: Arnold Kling writes on Fractional Reserve Banking from a Modern Finance Perspective.