One feature of a liberal society is that its institutions, and especially its formal institutions with coercive backing, are bound by a nondiscriminatory rule of law, and work to protect the sanctity of property and contract for all persons. In such a society, the general laws of property, contract, torts, etc. govern the provision of […]Read More
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Atlas has partnered with a number of scholars in the area of Sound Money.
It seems likely that in the coming months monetary policy discussion will start focusing on the problem of shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet. A particular challenge of shrinking the Fed’s balance sheet is that of discontinuing the policy of paying interest on reserves (IOR). While at first sight it might seem that the IOR is […]Read More
This piece originally appeared in World Economic Forum At the time of writing, the pace of expansion of the main central banks in the world exceeds $200 billion per month. In fact, in the first four months of 2017, central-bank asset purchases have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. […]Read More
The IRS is expected to respond to a recent Congressional inquiry into its summoning records from Coinbase, a San Francisco-based digital currency intermediary, by June 7. The inquiry, sent by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), and House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman […]Read More
On the one hand, money is the language of commerce; money prices are the very medium of economic experience. On the other hand, there seems to be a deeper reality behind the monetary economy. In this scenario, real resource constraints, as described by Walrasian general equilibrium or Misesian evenly rotating economy, ultimately place bounds on […]Read More
In my last post, I offered a brief summary of the regression theorem and provided some historical context to explain why it is an important idea. In this post, I will trace some practical applications of the regression theorem. Commodity monies can emerge naturally. The first practical application of the regression theorem concerns commodity monies—that […]Read More