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

“Belongia on the Fed”

– March 9, 2010

“Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that …

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“Credit Crisis – The Essentials”

– March 8, 2010

“In the fall of 2008, the credit squeeze, which had emerged a little more than a year before, ballooned into Wall Street’s biggest crisis since the Great Depression. As hundreds of billions in mortgage-related investments went bad, mighty investment ba …

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How Does Obamacare Affect Your Money?

– March 5, 2010

Last August, Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for National Review magazine and a contributor to many leading newspapers such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, published a Time article on Obamacare and its paradoxes. O …

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“The ‘Costs’ of a Gold Standard”

– March 4, 2010

“Any discussion of the costs of a gold standard and of the controversy that surrounds this issue is, by its very nature, a one-sided discussion. The comparison of alternative standards on the basis of costs will not be meaningful unless the correspondi …

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Teach Freedom Initiative in Philadelphia!

– March 3, 2010

Atlas is going to hold a Teach Freedom Initiative (TFI) is a half-day conference on sound money on April 9th, 2010, at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, before the Philadelphia Society Meeting. The theme of the conference is “The Attack …

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Sound Money Goes to APEE!

– March 3, 2010

The Sound Money Project has secured a panel at the 2010 Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference in Las Vegas. Among the authors on this panel are Dr. Edward Stringham, Dr. Gerald O’Driscoll, Jr., and Atlas’s own Marius Gustavson, Leonard …

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“Inflation Alert”

– March 3, 2010

“The 1970s was a decade of stagflation — the concurrence of a rising inflation rate and stagnant economic growth. The U.S. economy has not now reached the double-digit inflation rate (almost 15% by 1981), or the 9% unemployment rate, experienced back t …

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“China’s Hidden Debt Risks 2012 Crisis”

– March 2, 2010

“By Shih’s count, China’s debt may reach 39.838 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) next year. His forecast for debt-to-GDP compares with an International Monetary Fund estimate for China of 22 percent this year, which excludes local-government liabilities. …

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A Doomsday Cycle

– March 1, 2010

Economists Peter Boone and Simon Johnson think the economic system could be stuck in a “doomsday cycle”: “Over the last three decades, the US financial system has tripled in size, as measured by total credit relative to GDP. Each time the system runs i …

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Why No Tea Parties in Europe?

– March 1, 2010

“I’ve been doing a little reading this morning about the Greek crisis and related problems in Europe. One take, and it makes sense to me, is that many European countries have such low fertility rates that even with some degree of immigration, they simp …

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Regulating the Financial Industry

– February 26, 2010

Wednesday’s Washington Post featured a column by Steven Pearlstein that sums up the ongoing debate over the regulation of the financial industry, or at least it attempts to do so. As we all know, the collapse of the financial industry played a major ro …

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Put Housing GSEs in the Budget and then Privatize

– February 25, 2010

“The two large housing government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been in government receivership since September 2008. The U.S. Treasury has given the housing GSEs $112 billion in cash infusions, and this past Christmas Eve it …

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