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. The Sound Money Project also hosts an annual essay contest. 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. JordanGerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr., Lawrence H. White
Director: William J. Luther
Senior Fellows: Gerald P. DwyerJoshua R. Hendrickson
Fellows: Scott A. Burns, James L. Caton, Nicolás Cachanosky, Judge GlockAlexander W. Salter
Contributors: Brian C. Albrecht, J.P. Koning

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Murray N. Rothbard was the consummate scholar in several fields. From my first meeting with Murray Rothbard, attending Ludwig von Mises seminar at New York University, more than forty years before the sadness of his death, I knew him longest as an economic historian.              

Monday, January 11th, 2010
"Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke spent most of his speech to the American Economic Association on Jan. 3 responding to the critique that easy monetary policy during 2002-2005 contributed to the housing boom, to excessive risk taking, and thereby to the financial crisis.
Friday, January 8th, 2010
"There are significant parallels between the Roaring 1920s and the Bullish 1980s. Both decades were characterized by a policy-induced artificial boom that ended with an inevitable bust.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
"This essay reinterprets the gold standard by applying the monetary theory of the balance of payments to the experience of the two most important countries on it, America and Britain.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
"This government is now on a gold basis; that is to say, the nation stands pledged to redeem all its debts or obligations in gold. This is not the result of arbitrary legislation on our part, but a necessity imposed by the demands of trade and commerce.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
"It can be argued that two apparently divergent macroeconomic schools of thought that have persisted in the history of economics are both part of a larger theoretical view which is capable of meeting most of these criteria.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
This paper examines the effects of inflation uncertainty on real economic activityb y utilizing a flexible, dynamic,m ultivariatef rameworkt hata ccom-modates possible interaction between the conditional means and variances.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
"Neoclassical treatments of inflation understate the costs associated with inflation, even at very low levels.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
"There is much evidence that common stock returns and inflation have been negatively related during the post-1953 period. Zvi Body, Jeffrey Jaffe and Gershon Mandelker, Charles Nelson, and my article with G.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"President Obama rammed through his new stimulus bill, warning of an irreversible recession if Congress failed to act. But bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. warns that Obama's "stimulus package" will do far more damage to our economy than even the Republicans in Congress realize.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Currency crises have become more and more frequent in part because speculators can mobilize more and more money. A generation ago, central banks, like the U.S. Federal Reserve System, had more money than anyone else and weren’t afraid to use it to punish speculators.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Ron Paul talks inflation and economics with CNN.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Nobel Economics Laureate F.A. Hayek summed up the enigma of money succinctly:
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Are monetary and banking problems due to a few misguided policies or incompetent managers? Or are there fundamental flaws in monetary and financial institutions, principally central banks and the legal and monetary frameworks that accompany them? "Gold Standard Policy and Limited Government"
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"My essay on causes of the financial mess focused on trying to identify the initial “impulses” that set the boom-bust cycle in motion because (as this symposium shows) economists have a variety of views about the impulses, and because identifying them correctly is our best hope for avoiding policy m
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Our ongoing financial turmoil began in the mortgage market.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Monetary Nationalism Reconsidered"from Money and the Nation Stateby Lawrence H. WhiteThe Independent Institute
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Rational Expectations, Politics and Stagflation" Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr. Chapter 7 of:Time, Uncertainty and Disequilibrium: Exploration of Austrian Themesed. Mario Rizzo Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1979.

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