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Monthly Archives September 2015

Op-ed: Don’t ask if the Fed will raise interest rates, it’s the wrong question

September 16, 2015

Central banks are vested with a tremendous amount of economic power, but there’s no real reason to think that they wield that power wisely. As the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins its scheduled meeting, Atlas Network Sound Money Project Fellow Dr. William J. Luther takes a look at the Fed’s targeting of […]

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The moral obligation of monetary policy

September 14, 2015

Sound money advocates frequently invoke moral arguments. Some refer to Deuteronomy 25:15-16, where Jews were instructed to have “honest weights and measures” because “the Lord detests anyone who … deals dishonestly.” Some mention Juan de Mariana’s assessment of debasement as an “infamous systemic robbery.” Some recall Murray Rothbard’s view that the government “is supposed to […]

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A different kind of monetary control

Posted by Jerry Jordan
September 9, 2015

This piece was written in response to a recent Financial Times editorial. Have you ever doubted the real reasons governments throughout history and all over the world want to control what ‘we the people’ choose to use “as money?” The reasons people want to use something for the purposes we ascribe to money are well known. […]

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Confusion and contradiction at the Fed

September 4, 2015

By Michael Belongia and Peter Ireland Over the past several years, Federal Reserve officials have issued multiple and often conflicting statements about whether their federal funds rate target should be increased and, if so, when that change should occur.  As we discussed in an earlier column, these attempts at “forward guidance” appear to have confused consumers […]

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Money and the rule of law, continued

September 3, 2015

In my last post, I argued that monetary regimes should be judged not just on macroeconomic grounds, but also on whether they adhere to the rule of law.  In this post, I want to extend that argument: the rule of law should be the primary consideration for judging monetary regimes. Macroeconomic issues matter, but should be viewed as […]

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The Sound Money Project takes on the Fed at the Jackson Hole Summit

September 1, 2015

From left to right:Sound Money Editor Johannes Schmidt, Dr. William Luther of the Sound Money Project, U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chief Economist and former Sound Money Project Fellow Dr. Thomas Hogan, Atlas Network Senior Fellow and Sound Money Project Co-Director Dr. Judy Shelton, Atlas Network President Alex Chafuen, and Sound Money Project Manager Gonzalo Schwarz. Money has become so […]

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