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Author Topic: Frackin' Reserve - A Fractional Reserve Banking and Compound Interest Simulator  (Read 2165 times)
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« on: May 17, 2012, 07:27:58 AM »

I started writing a tutorial on fractional reserve banking to help people understand and visualize what it is and how it works.

And, I ended up writing a mini-program to help there, then ended up porting it to the web.

The desktop version (Windows only - .NET 4) is here:

http://cynic.me/2012/05/1...eserve-banking-simulator/

It's very, very simple. The complete source code is available (but keep in mind, it's a tutorial, and not good programming) and free.



And the web edition is here:

http://cynic.me/2012/05/1...eserve-banking-simulator/



Anyways, just a couple stupid little things that you use for a few minutes until you get the idea, then toss away. Hopefully they'll be useful to help some people visualize and understand what fractional reserve banking is.

Cheers,

Ryan
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 12:00:22 PM »

Quite interesting.. I have to read more about this but I love that you wrote some code to demonstrate the principles.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 12:11:33 PM »

Great educational tool for a subject most people have only heard about. (If they knew more about it they'd be losing more sleep than they already are.)

Of course, leave it to Renegade to write a whole program instead of just doing this in a spreadsheet. He's a coder for sure. tongue Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 09:42:58 PM »

I posted here:

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=31507.0

About starting some new cross platform development with C#, Mono, and GTK#. I'm using Frackin' Reserve as my "Hello World" project there.

I've also made it available on Git Hub here:

https://github.com/RenegadeMinds/Frackin-Reserve

Or what's finished & committed so far. Been a bit busy lately, so I haven't finished it. Just working out some platform specific things at the moment. Having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to open an instance of Finder on a Mac right now... (Because they just work Wink Right. ) It's only for an error check, but still a good part of the learning process.

Here's the state of the program available now at Git Hub:



As you can see, it's running beautifully on OS X now.

Here's the best part... I can compile it on Windows, and run it on Linux and Mac. cheesy Compile once. Run everywhere. (Some people were saying about HTML5 and JavaScript? tongue )
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »

Thanks this will allow me to better explain how the Federal Reserve is robbing everyone blindly.

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