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Sound Money at the Capitol – Dec. 7

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December 7, 2010
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Given that our country is still reeling from the recessionary effects of bad monetary policies, the times call for serious conversations about sound money. It is critical that the principles of sound money inform our policy directions if America is to regain its leadership role in the global economy. Our financial crisis and the weakened status of the U.S. dollar abroad should spur us into action.

We need to return to the principles of sound money – principles recognized by our Founding Fathers and embodied in our Constitution. Money should not be used as an instrument of government policy; it is meant to serve as a useful measuring tool for private enterprise. The more power we grant to government to determine the value of money, the more helpless we become as masters of our own economic fate.

In our efforts to promote the principles of Sound Money, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and Freedomworks sponsored a panel discussion on “Sound Money and America’s Global Economic Leadership” held on Tuesday, December 7 in the U.S. Capitol Hill Visitor Center. The event was covered by CSPAN. The video can be found here.

Program participants include:

Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks
Alex Chafuen, President of Atlas
Representative Mike Pence, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
Dr. Judy Shelton, Co-Director of Atlas’s Sound Money
Representative Paul Ryan, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin
Dr. Larry White, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
Brad Lips, CEO of Atlas

The full program for the event can be found here.

Image taken from CSPAN video.