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

“Federal Government Continues Its Money Monopoly”

– January 26, 2010

“Prices rise soonest, fastest, and highest where the money is being loaned out. During the realestate boom until 2007, much of the lending went to real estate, and land values zoomed up. The Federal Reserve money monopoly does not just inflate the curr …

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“Freedom and Sound Money”

– January 25, 2010

“In all countries of the so-called ‘free world,’ money represents nowadays a government controlled irredeemable paper, or ‘fiat,’ money standard. The widely held view is that this money system would be compatible with the ideal of a free society and co …

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Change Policy, Not Blame

– January 22, 2010

The Obama administration thinks it has found the cure all for its economic woes. The solution: regulate, restrict and play God in the economy. (Not exactly a new strategy for government.) In usual fashion, government regulations and Fed policies bring …

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“The U.K.’s Persistent Inflation Problem”

– January 21, 2010

“The U.K.’s economic policy puzzle just got harder. Inflation was expected to rise in December, but not by a full percentage point to 2.9%. That is well above market expectations of 2.6% and the Bank of England’s forecast of about 2.7%. It certainly pu …

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“The Dynamics of Disintervention”

– January 21, 2010

“Examples of the move from piecemeal to comprehensive intervention are found in the 1930s after the collapse of social democratic policies in Weimar Germany and in the United States after the failed interventions of the Hoover administration. Both even …

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Cato Capitol Hill Briefing: What Caused the Recession?

– January 20, 2010

On February 5, 2010, our friends at the Cato Institute will be hosting a Capitol Hill Briefing, “Greed, Irresponsibility, or Policy Mistakes: What Caused the Recession?”. Go here for more information and registration. The deadline to register is Thursd …

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FEE Interview With Peter Boettke and Steven Horwitz

– January 20, 2010

Mike Van Winkle interviews Professors Peter Boettke and Steven Horwitz, co-authors of the recent FEE monograph “The House That Uncle Sam Built,” about what led to the financial meltdown and the Great Recession of 2008. Go here for more.   FEE Interview …

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Interview With George Selgin

– January 20, 2010

“I use the term to mean laissez-faire banking — banking without any special government regulations or restrictions. Like free trade, it’s an ideal concept. It doesn’t refer to any specific or actual banking system, although some, like Scotland’s in the …

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“In What Respects Will the Information Age Make Central Banks Obsolete?”

– January 19, 2010

“Like a post office, a central bank does useful things. That fact that it does useful things does not make either institution efficient, at least not in its present-day form as a government agency. By “efficient” here I mean “better than the alternativ …

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Fed Up

– January 18, 2010

“Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), the libertarian-leaning congressman and failed 2008 GOP presidential candidate, has been suspicious of the Federal Reserve since before first entering Congress in 1976. In a 1981 article that mentioned the then-obscure legisla …

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“Denationalisation of Money”

– January 15, 2010

“In my despair about the hopelessness of finidng a politically feasible solution to what is technically the simplist possible problem, namely to stop inflation, I threw out in a lecture delivered about a year ago a somewhat startling suggestion, the fu …

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The Fed Is Too Powerful To Be Unaccountable

– January 15, 2010

“Now is the time to examine the proper functions of the Federal Reserve System–especially those of the Board–and make systemic changes. The popularity of US Rep. Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Fed taps into a great pent-up frustration about the unaccount …

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