Sound Money Still Matters

– June 7, 2021

“By making precious metals a more integral part of citizens’ lives, state gold depositories are key to a return to sound money.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Roads to Sound Money, Edited by Judy Shelton

– November 16, 2020

In 2012, the Sound Money Project, then part of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, released Roads to Sound Money, a collection of essays edited with a foreword by Judy Shelton. The Sound Money Project is now part of the American Institute for Economic Research. AIER is pleased to post the full contents below.

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Fed Lending Programs Might Be Legal, but They’re Still Bad Policies

– May 31, 2020

“Congress should not use the Fed to accomplish fiscal goals through monetary means. There is no good reason to give the Fed a free pass just because their irresponsible decisions come with statutory cover.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

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R.I.P. Richard H. Timberlake

– May 26, 2020

“Timberlake provided a blueprint for future sound money scholars to conduct thorough and well-respected research on monetary theory and history.” ~ Scott Burns

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The Ideal Money Is Global

– November 6, 2019

The optimal currency area is the maximum currency area.

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This Is Not QE4, Yet

– September 18, 2019

The Fed Repo headlines are worth watching, but not worth losing sleep over.

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Judy Shelton and the Dual Mandate Debate

– August 23, 2019

Shelton is right to criticize the full-employment aspect of the Fed’s dual mandate.

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Judy Shelton on Competitive and Private Currencies

– July 17, 2019

A government money monopoly, writes Judy Shelton, “invites a more sinister abuse of government power – even tyranny – as government precludes market entry to alternative issuers.”

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What to Read on Money

– July 1, 2019

As an introduction to the topics that will be dealt with in the AIER Graduate Colloquium, over the next few weeks Joakim Book will summarize the core readings that our students are currently reading to prepare for a good discussion at the event.

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The Libra Is More Significant than You Think

– June 24, 2019

The Libra has the potential to mark the start of something because if widely used, it will open the eyes of the global population to a truth about money: it works best when its value is stable, plus it needn’t be a government creation. 

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Cryptocurrencies, Meet the Financial Action Task Force

– June 18, 2019

Cryptocurrencies are a different sort of financial technology from bank deposits, yet they are being shoehorned into the same category for regulatory purposes.

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Should Argentina Dollarize Now?

– June 17, 2019

Let’s hope other Argentinian economists give this proposal serious consideration.

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