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Augsburg's Ben Bernanke

Philipp Baumgartner. Rechtlich Bedencken über die Frag... Augspurg, 1624

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Philipp Baumgartner. Rechtlich bedencken, uber die Frag of ein Creditor oder Glaubiger, welcher verschienen Jahren 1622. und 1623. dem Debitori oder Schuldtner an hochgestaigerten, oder gar schlim[m]en und verkehrten Münzsorten ein gewisse Summen Geldts vorgestreckt und gelihen… Augsburg: Andream Aperger, 1624.

Nihil novi sub sole! In this treatise the jurist Philipp Baumgartner (active in Augsburg, 1620–1624) discusses legal questions relating to fraudulent financial transactions which occurred in 1623 and 1624. Over thirty-seven pages, Baumgartner develops a thorough legal argument about what is allowed and not. The book also contains a table showing permitted and prohibited interests and credit balances. Indeed, ‘nothing new under the sun:’ in recent years, several banks have been sentenced for their charging unlawfully high interests on money borrowed to others – money, by the way, they did not own themselves but they had borrowed from central banks at very lower interest rates. Because of all the different circulating kinds of money and currencies in the early modern world, financial matters could be quite complex.
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