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June Flanders (2015) provides a useful introduction to Hyman Minsky’s views on banking and macroeconomics. Minsky’s “financial instability hypothesis” (FIH) basically says that debt-based intermediation does not enable intertemporal equilibrium but rather self-generates boom and bust even in the absence of government intervention. The theory and history of banking cast doubt on the FIH.