The Sound Money Project was founded in January 2009 to conduct research and promote awareness about monetary stability and financial privacy. The project is comprised of leading academics and practitioners in money, banking, and macroeconomics. It offers regular commentary and in-depth analysis on monetary policy, alternative monetary systems, financial markets regulation, cryptocurrencies, and the history of monetary and macroeconomic thought. For the latest on sound money issues, subscribe to our working paper series and follow along on Twitter or Facebook.

Advisory Board: Steve H. Hanke, Jerry L. Jordan, Lawrence H. White
Director: William J. Luther
Senior Fellows: Nicolás Cachanosky, Gerald P. DwyerJoshua R. Hendrickson, Thomas L. Hogan, Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr., Alexander W. Salter
Fellows: James L. Caton, J.P. Koning

China on a Tightrope

– April 22, 2010

Economic reform requires political reform. China’s leaders must loosen control if they want harmony.

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“Academia’s War Against Free Market Money”

– April 22, 2010

“In a confrontational and much-needed LewRockwell.com article, Prof. William Anderson launched a counter-attack against mainstream academic economists’ refusal to consider seriously the Austrian School’s theory of money. Despite the fact that Ludwig vo …

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“Free Market Money – Instead of Political Manipulation”

– April 21, 2010

“Money is the most important commodity in an economic system Indeed, money ‘makes the world go ’round.’ This is because money is the general medium of exchange. We sell our products and services for money, and then use it to buy the products and servic …

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“Euro Under Pressure As Greek Bonds Slump”

– April 21, 2010

“The euro is slumping against the dollar Wednesday morning as Greek bond prices tumble and their yields surge higher against their German counterparts. The dollar is split against other major currencies, with little change against the yen, a retreat ag …

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“BOE Unanimously Kept Bond Plan at 200 Billion Pounds”

– April 21, 2010

“Bank of England policy makers unanimously kept their bond-purchase plan at 200 billion pounds ($307 billion) in April as some officials showed mounting concern at the prospect of a prolonged bout of faster inflation. The nine-member Monetary Policy Co …

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Lawrence H. White – The Clash of Economic Ideas

– April 20, 2010

George Mason University economist Lawrence H. White is writing a book on The Clash of Economic Ideas. Last summer he gave a lecture, published as a video by New Media, in which he briefly presents the outline of the book, before going more in-depth thr …

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Mark Skousen – Vienna and Chicago: Friends or Foes?

– April 20, 2010

In this book prolific writer Mark Skousen presents the Austrian and Chicago school of economics, explaining their main views on money, business cycles and competition.

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An Economy of Liars

– April 20, 2010

Free markets depend on truth telling. Prices must reflect the valuations of consumers; interest rates must be reliable guides to entrepreneurs allocating capital across time; and a firm’s accounts must reflect the true value of the business. Rather tha …

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“Fed Kohn Paper: Crisis Early Warning Requires Better Data”

– April 20, 2010

“While, in hindsight, some of the data available to the Federal Reserve and other authorities gave notice of the financial crisis, more data and a different approach to analyzing them are needed if a reliable ‘early warning system’ for future crises is …

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“The Financial Crisis Grinch”

– April 19, 2010

Our friends at the Cato Institute have offered this podcast on the financial crisis. “The Financial Crisis Grinch” Featuring Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr. Novermber 24, 2008.

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A Week of Travels

– April 16, 2010

The past week has been a busy one for Atlas and the Sound Money project. Since last Thursday, we have traveled from D.C. to Philadelphia to Las Vegas. It has been a hectic, but rewarding journey. The Sound Money project has been gaining support at each …

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Mark Skousen – The Making of Modern Economics

– April 15, 2010

Good introductory text to the intellectual history of economics

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