Bishop George Berkeley (1685 – 1753) was an Irish philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, best known for his theory of Immaterialism, a type of Idealism (he is sometimes considered the father of modern Idealism).
George Berkeley promoted the introduction of Public Banks to Ireland in the 1700’s
“A Bank wherein there are no Shares, would
be free from all the Evils of Stock-jobbing
[Speculation]. A Bank where of the Publick
makes all the Profit, and therefore makes
good all Deficiencies, must be most secure.
Such a Bank prudently managed, would be a
Mine of Gold in the hands of the Publick
George Berkeley 1737