Paper's abstract

Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, Private Money, Public Money
Money does not seem to be of the same nature, depending of its "private" or it "public" character. In the first instance, born out of work, it can accumulate itself or invested for a profit , in the second instance, it is affected to an abstract functionality to serve the nation. But today, confusion arises between the two notions, on the occasion of the transfers from one to the other. Moreover, the financial globalisation has instituted money as a pure object - and not anymore as a pure instrument - , as a reflection, a law of money is creating itself, a financial law that does not care whether the concerned person is private or public.

Key Words : private money, public
t. 42, 1998 : p. 197-211