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

Saturday, December 5th, 2009
In this article we argue that during the period from 1870 to 1914 adherence to the gold standard was a signal of financial rectitude, a "good housekeeping seal of approval," that facilitated access by peripheral countries to capital from the core countries of western Europe.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Sound Money Essay Contest* The Deadline for The Essay Contest has been extended! Submit your essays to SoundMoneyProject2009[at]AtlasNetwork[dot]org on or before January 15th, 2010.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
"The U.S. cannot afford to have another lost decade. Or to see the dreams of another generation of Americans who had been told to take responsibility for their financial health by investing in the stock market dashed by failed monetary and fiscal polices.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 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.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
"Free-Market Money: A Key to Peace"Steven Horwitz The Freeman, 58 (1), January-February 2008: 13-15.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 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.