Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Articles & Op-Eds

Atlas has partnered with a number of scholars in the area of Sound Money.

Understanding the Greek crisis

June 30, 2015

As I write these lines, it is almost certain that Greece will default on its debt today, June 30. What led to such a disastrous situation? To understand, we must look back in time to the events leading up to and surrounding today’s expected default. A brief clarification must be made in order to understand […]

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Op-ed: Trade agreements need rational provisions to end currency manipulation

June 5, 2015

It’s a well-known fact among economists of nearly every stripe that global trade is an engine of prosperity, especially for developing nations with a crucial need for access to international markets. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has the potential to boost the economies of the 12 nations in the Asia Pacific region that are […]

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Ten things every economist should know about the gold standard

June 4, 2015

This piece was originally published by Alt-M By George Selgin At the risk of sounding like a broken record (well, OK–at the risk of continuing to sound like a broken record), I’d like to say a bit more about economists’ tendency to get their monetary history wrong.  In particular, I’d like to take aim at common myths […]

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Venezuela: No rule of law, bad money

May 27, 2015

This article appeared in the June 2015 issue of Globe Asia. By Dr. Steve H. Hanke The rule of law subjects the State to a fixed set of rules that limits the scope of its coercive powers. Individuals and their property are protected from the arbitrary, ad hoc actions of the State and other individuals. In […]

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Op-ed: Reckoning for the Fed

May 13, 2015

It’s happening. People are finally starting to realize that the Federal Reserve’s policies might not be working and central bankers are going on the defensive. At least former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke did when, in response to a recent editorial in The Wall Street Journal, he claimed that “he never promised monetary policy would be a “panacea” for […]

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Gold-backed money must be private money

Posted by Jerry Jordan
May 11, 2015

Dr. Jordan’s article appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the Cato Journal. “I am convinced we shall never have good money again so long as we leave it in the hands of government. Government has always destroyed the monetary systems.” Friedrich A. Hayek (1978) In the next issue of Cato Journal, I discuss the tax […]

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