Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Articles & Op-Eds

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

Greece: Down and probably out

April 28, 2015

This piece was originally published in Globe Asia, April 2015. By Dr. Steve H. Hanke  Led by the charismatic Alexis Tsipras, the Syriza party took office in Athens on January 26th. The most prominent member of the new Prime Minister’s cabinet is Yanis Varoufakis, the Finance Minister. He is an economics professor, with a complete […]

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Op-ed: Is central banking the problem or the solution?

April 27, 2015

Monetary policy: it doesn’t make headlines like drone stikes or police militarization, but it really should. Considering how much the decisions of central bankers affect the global economy, it makes little sense that candidates and politicians are not regularly questioned about their approach to monetary policy. In an op-ed published last Friday in The Hill, […]

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Op-ed: Status quo on housing finance keeps failed system in place

April 21, 2015

The following is an excerpt from a piece by Norbert Michel that was originally published by Forbes. The status quo. It’s a powerful force in Washington, D.C. No matter how destructive or inefficient an existing program, institution or system may be, it’s always safer for politicians to maintain the status quo rather than meaningfully change […]

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Cato launches new blog: Alt-M

April 9, 2015

Earlier today, George Selgin, Director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives announced the launch of the Center’s new blog, “Alt-M.” We at the Sound Money Project are excited to continue to work with Dr. Selgin and his team to  raise awareness throughout the United States about the inherent problems of our […]

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The monetary approach reigns supreme

April 3, 2015

This article appeared in the April 2015 issue of Globe Asia.  We are still in the grip of the Great Recession. Economic growth remains anemic and below its trend rate in most parts of the world. And what’s more, this state of subdued economic activity has been with us for over seven years. In the U.S. […]

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Op-ed: Losing patience with the Fed

March 19, 2015

It comes perhaps as no surprise that yesterday’s meeting of the ten voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ended in an anti-climactic manner, providing no real clarity about the future of interest rates at the Federal Reserve. The removal of the word “patient” simply means that the Fed “has the option to […]

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