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: J.P. Koning

“Why Private Banks and Not Central Banks Should Issue Currency, Especially in Less Developed Countries”

– December 2, 2009

“Nationalization of currency is largely taken for granted today, but it shouldn’t be. Adam Smith praised private currency for the benefits it had brought to his native Scotland. Most economists would agree that a legally enforced government monopoly is …

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“Free-Market Money: A Key to Peace”

– December 2, 2009

“Free-Market Money: A Key to Peace” Steven Horwitz The Freeman, 58 (1), January-February 2008: 13-15.

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“Money: How it works and why”

– December 2, 2009

“Money: How it works and why” Steven Horwitz part of the “Key Concepts in Free Markets” series, Fraser Forum, Vancouver, BC: Fraser Institute, April 2009, pp. 16-17. http://www.fraseramerica.org/commerce.web/product_files/KeyConcepts_Money_US.pdf

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