Pertinent Category: Sound Money Project

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

“Japan’s Central Banker Rejects Setting Inflation Target”

– February 19, 2010

“Inflation targeting has become a favored policy among many central banks world-wide, but the BOJ has resisted it, fearing Japan’s strong downward bias in prices would prevent the bank from ever raising interest rates. Instead it has relied on a softer …

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“The Gold Standard”

– February 19, 2010

Lawrence H. White speaks to students attending FEE’s 2009 Young Scholars Colloquium at Northwood University. To see the full video, please go here. “The Gold Standard” Lawrence H. White Young Scholars Colloquium, July 16, 2009. Via the Foundation for E …

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“U.S. Expected to Press China on Yuan”

– February 18, 2010

“The mounting political tension between U.S. and China is poised to take on a more pronounced economic component—with Washington, in coming months, expected to press China over what officials see as an undervalued yuan. This week, China is facing off w …

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“Stagflation Comes to the U.K.”

– February 17, 2010

“Inflation in the U.K. hit 3.5% annually in January, a level that required central banker Mervyn King to write a letter of explanation to the Treasury. Mr. King lays the blame for the price uptick largely at the feet of idiosyncratic factors. These inc …

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“The United States: Debtor and Leader?”

– February 17, 2010

“China sees a clear link between America’s ability to stand up for human rights and its economic interests—and Beijing isn’t afraid to exploit it. Mr. Weiqun was bluntly reminding the U.S. to take a close look at its balance sheet before indulging in a …

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Dr. Judy Shelton Joins Atlas!

– February 17, 2010

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the Sound Money Project welcome Dr. Judy Shelton as a new Senior Fellow. As an economist specializing in global finance and monetary issues, Dr. Shelton has given expert testimony before the Joint Economic Com …

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“Stimulus Measures May Lead to Another Crisis”

– February 17, 2010

“Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D Subbarao expressed is fears that the stimulus packages rolled out by central banks and governments to resolve the global financial meltdown, could lead to another financial debacle. This could be in the form of c …

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“Australia Under Threat From US Economic Policy”

– February 17, 2010

“Australia’s inflation target band is a touch higher and more flexible than those of most other advanced economy central banks, such as the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target. But this has still delivered relatively stable and low inflation in the fac …

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“US Looks Abroad for Housing Help”

– February 16, 2010

“As the U.S. housing market boomed in the past decade and fueled a bull market in mortgage investments, Norway’s government-owned fund went along for the ride — and the fall.” Read more. “U.S. looks to reluctant foreign investors to help fund the hous …

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“Financial Crises and the Federal Reserve’s Punch Bowl”

– February 15, 2010

“Why did the U.S. financial system nearly collapse last year? People blame Wall Street’s excessive greed and risk-taking. But without easy money, the massive risk-taking could not have happened. To be sure, financial firms leveraged up—that is, they di …

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The Yo-Yo Tactic: Stop and Go Economics

– February 12, 2010

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke commented on his “exit strategy”. There is a large amount of money floating around in the economy, and the Fed is finally starting to worry about it. Thus far, banks have held back the …

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“Competing Money Supplies”

– February 12, 2010

“What would be the consequences of applying the principle of laissez-faire—that is, completely free markets—to money? While the idea may seem strange to most people, economists have debated the question of competing money supplies off and on since Adam …

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