A reader writes:
Thanks for all you do.
I recently relocated to my hometown area in the midwest (iowa/illionois border) and I work as a dotNet applications developer/programmer for a local community bank (about 1.8 billion in assets, 57million in gross profit, and 6.6 million in net income/year).
I take pride in what I do because on net, I do help the operations of our business be more productive and automate many mundane tasks.
I am well aware of the [insights] of Rothbard, Hayek, and Mises. I wish we could abolish legal tender, centrally controlled fiat paper money, and fraction reserve banking among other things even though my bank benefits from these things.
We have an upcoming lunch with the bank president and I would like to ask him some questions. Im a self-taught austrian via the mises institute/peter schiff/ron paul/tom woods/your blog persuasion. I don’t want to come off as an arrogant smarty pants with esoteric questions, but I do want our bank to be successful in the long run and serve the needs of our customers.
If you were in my shoes, what question(s) would you ask if you had an hour with a bank president?
Thanks for your thoughts.
P.s. maybe you could pose this to your readers and omit my last name. Thanks!
The only thing I would ask him, is if he could give me a line of credit. But that’s just me.