"I belong to the school which believes the Government should own the stock of the Reserve Banks. . . . Instruments of credit, I believe, should be centred in a Government authority."
So saying the U. S. Secretary of the
Treasury looked around at a ring of smiling faces including those of two former Secretaries of the Treasury, Carter Glass and William G. McAdoo.
That same afternoon at the White House newshawks popped a question at Franklin Roosevelt. Did he agree with Mr. Morgenthau that the Government should own the Federal Reserve? Nodding sagely the President of the U. S. remarked that Government...