The decree requiring land purchases and sales... had the opposite effect since when the capitalists received payments they hoarded it, to by land at their convenience. These extensive transactions reduced prices. But large-scale debtors found it difficult to sell; so many of them were ejected from their properties, and lost not only their estates but their rank and reputation. Then Tiberius came to the rescue. He distributed a hundred million sesterces among especially established banks, for interest-free three-year state loans, against the security of double the value in landed property. Credit was thus restored; and gradually private lenders reappeared.
Dos Anais de Públio Tácito, do ano 33, citado por Branko Milanovic em The Haves and Have-Nots. Naquele ano, o imperador Tibério liberou cerca de 0,5% do PIB do Império Romano (US$75 bilhões em dinheiro americano de hoje) para resolver uma crise de liquidez bancária.