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

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.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Washington Is Quietly Repudiating Its Debts"Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr. The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2008.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Asset Bubbles and Their Consequences"Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr. Cato Institute Briefing Papers, May 17, 2008. Via the Cato Institute
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
"Supbrime Monetary Policy"Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr. The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, November 2007 Via the Cato Institute
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
This essay challenges the conventional wisdom about money and monetary policy. The role of money in fostering prosperity is a function of the quality, as well as the quantity, of money. Inflation always harms the performance of an economy.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Two Philosophies of Money: The Conflict of Trust and AuthorityS. Herbert Frankel New York: St. Martin's Press/Basil Blackwell, 1977.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
"In the present century centralised banking systems have come to be regarded as the usual concomitant, if not one of the conditions of the attainment of an advanced stage of economic development. The belief in the desirability of central bank organisation is universal.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
"We don't use the word nationalize any more. We can try an experiment and read the new term "conservatorship" back into history. In fact, we might say that Stalin and Lenin put Russia's industries under a kind of conservatorship.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
A History of American CurrencyWilliam Graham Sumner New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1884.

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