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MONEY, BANK CREDIT,
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ECONOMIC CYCLES
SECOND EDITION

MONEY, BANK CREDIT,
AND

ECONOMIC CYCLES
SECOND EDITION

JESÚS HUERTA DE SOTO
TRANSLATED BY MELINDA A. STROUP

Ludwig von Mises Institute
AUBURN, ALABAMA

First Spanish edition 1998, Dinero, Crédito Bancario y Ciclos Económicos, Unión Editorial, Madrid Copyright © 1998 Jesús Huerta de Soto Second Spanish edition 2002, Unión Editorial, Madrid Third Spanish edition 2006, Unión Editorial, Madrid Copyright © 2006, 2009 Jesús Huerta de Soto Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles Translated from Spanish by Melinda A. Stroup First English edition 2006 Second English edition 2009 Cover design: Photograph by Guillaume Dubé of a series of arches in a cloister in Salamanca, Spain. Ludwig von Mises Institute 518 West Magnolia Avenue Auburn, Alabama 63832-4528 All rights reserved. Written permission must be secured from the publisher to use or reproduce any part of this book, except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles.

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CONTENTS

PREFACE TO THE SECOND ENGLISH EDITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvii PREFACE TO THE FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITION . . . . . . . . .xxxi PREFACE TO THE THIRD SPANISH EDITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxxiii PREFACE TO THE SECOND SPANISH EDITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxxvii INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xli CHAPTER 1: THE LEGAL NATURE OF THE MONETARY IRREGULAR-DEPOSIT CONTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
1 A Preliminary Clarification of Terms: Loan Contracts (Mutuum and Commodatum) and Deposit Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 The Commodatum Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The Mutuum Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The Deposit…...

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