Friday, 27 November 2015

Articles & Op-Eds

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

Op-ed: A new sound money movement for the GOP?

November 2, 2015

Taking a look back at last week’s GOP debate, there is clearly room for much criticism of CNBC and the questions asked of the candidates. But, sound money advocates might concede that the moderators did get one thing right: monetary policy. According to an article published this morning in The Hill by Dr. Judy Shelton, Co-Director of the […]

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Paper: Risk and Risk-Based Capital of U.S. Bank Holding Companies

October 6, 2015

The following is a newly released paper by Dr. Thomas Hogan, former Sound Money Project fellow and current Chief Economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs.  Risk and Risk-Based Capital of U.S. Bank Holding Companies Thomas L. Hogan Troy University Neil R. Meredith West Texas A&M University; American Economic Association October 6, 2015 Journal of […]

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Op-ed: How the Fed saved the economy

October 5, 2015

This piece originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal By Ben S. Bernanke   For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve is considering raising its target interest rate, which would end a long period of near-zero rates. Like the cessation of large-scale asset purchases in October 2014, that action will be an […]

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The Rupiah is in trouble, again

September 23, 2015

By Steve H. Hanke This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of Globe Asia. The rupiah is plumbing the depths it last visited in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis. The accompanying chart of the rupiah’s value against the U.S. dollar tells the tale. Although the rupiah’s recent plunge is not as dramatic as […]

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Op-ed: The Fed, killing economic growth softly

September 22, 2015

Economic growth results from business owners making successful plans to invest and meet customer needs over time, but the unpredictable machinations of central banks like the Federal Reserve throw a monkey wrench in that economic calculation process. The Fed’s recent press conference is a perfect example of how the arbitrary and ambiguous decisions of central […]

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Op-ed: It’s time to reconsider the Fed’s Dual Mandate

September 18, 2015

This piece originally appeared on By Jared Meyer and Johannes Schmidt All this week, people anxiously awaited results from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. Though many expected the FOMC would decide to finally raise interest rates and begin to normalize monetary policy, on Thursday it was announced that […]

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