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, April 20th, 2010
In this book prolific writer Mark Skousen presents the Austrian and Chicago school of economics, explaining their main views on money, business cycles and competition.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Free markets depend on truth telling. Prices must reflect the valuations of consumers; interest rates must be reliable guides to entrepreneurs allocating capital across time; and a firm's accounts must reflect the true value of the business.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
"While, in hindsight, some of the data available to the Federal Reserve and other authorities gave notice of the financial crisis, more data and a different approach to analyzing them are needed if a reliable 'early warning system' for future crises is to be developed, according to research by Feder
Friday, April 16th, 2010
The past week has been a busy one for Atlas and the Sound Money project. Since last Thursday, we have traveled from D.C. to Philadelphia to Las Vegas. It has been a hectic, but rewarding journey. The Sound Money project has been gaining support at each of its stops.
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Good introductory text to the intellectual history of economics
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
 Monday, April 19, 2010
 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
In this video panel on, economic historian and author The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson, discusses the financial crisis and global recession with economist and author of This Time Is Different, Kenneth Rogoff.
Monday, April 12th, 2010
In this monograph, French economist Florin Aftalion sets out to rectify a great omission in most historical accounts of the French Revolution, namely to look at how economic, and especially monetary forces helped shape the dynamics of the revolution. Book description:
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
In this paper, John Munro of the Department of Economics, University of Toronto revisits the historical debate on the origins of the price revolution of the 16th century.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
The financial crisis and global recession has brought traditional Keynesian policies back to the fore. However, not all economists are Keynesians now.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
"Inflation is a sustained increase in the aggregate price level. Hyperinflation is very high inflation. Although the threshold is arbitrary, economists generally reserve the term 'hyperinflation' to describe episodes when the monthly inflation rate is greater than 50 percent.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
"Almost everyone is aware that federal government spending in the United States is scheduled to skyrocket, primarily because of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Recent "stimulus" packages have accelerated the process.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
"What must be done to recover from this financial crisis? Barack Obama rightly stresses that we first must understand how today’s problems emerged. It is 'only by understanding how we arrived at this moment that we’ll be able to lift ourselves out of this predicament.'
Monday, April 5th, 2010
"But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it did not cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Our friends at the GMU Economics Society & the Future of Freedom Foundation invite you to the last installment of the Economic Liberty Lecture Series of this year with Dr. Richard Ebeling.
Thursday, April 1st, 2010
"The new requirements form part of new guidance from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to counteract irresponsible lending. '[We] expect all consumer credit businesses to fully comply with both the word and spirit of this guidance,' the OFT said.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
"The unemployment rate in the euro area inched up to touch double digits in February, while inflation accelerated more than economists had forecast, probably a result of higher food and oil prices, according to data released Wednesday.