The Sound Money Project was founded in January 2009 to conduct research and promote awareness about monetary stability and financial privacy. The project is comprised of leading academics and practitioners in money, banking, and macroeconomics. It offers regular commentary and in-depth analysis on monetary policy, alternative monetary systems, financial markets regulation, cryptocurrencies, and the history of monetary and macroeconomic thought. The Sound Money Project also hosts an annual essay contest. For the latest on sound money issues, subscribe to our working paper series and follow along on Twitter or Facebook.

Advisory Board: Steve H. Hanke, Jerry L. JordanGerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr., Lawrence H. White
Director: William J. Luther
Senior Fellows: Gerald P. DwyerJoshua R. Hendrickson
Fellows: Scott A. Burns, James L. Caton, Nicolás Cachanosky, Judge GlockAlexander W. Salter
Contributors: Brian C. Albrecht, J.P. Koning

Marx vs. Mises Video: Text and Commentary

– October 18, 2019

Here you will find the full English text of the now-famous film, complete with explanatory videos with interviews from experts.

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Medicare-For-All Is a Plot to Pillage You

– October 18, 2019

We still have no clue just who will pay for what and how much the bill will be.

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Manufacturing Slides Further While Housing Stabilizes

– October 17, 2019

Single-family home construction picked up in September while an auto-production strike weighed on an already weak manufacturing sector. Erratic policy and elevated uncertainty continue to restrain activity and keep the economy vulnerable.

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The Limits to Hostile Takeovers

– October 17, 2019

Capitalism, especially seen as a system conducive to hostile takeovers, does not need saving.

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I Scoot

– October 17, 2019

You are likely to see a lot more old people, and people dressed in business attire, using scooters soon. The advantages of fast and nearly free mobility in center cities are just too great to pass up.

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The Big Fib about the Rich and Taxes

– October 17, 2019

The primary driver of Saez and Zucman’s claims about the tax rates on the wealthy do not reflect a regressive shift over time. They arise almost entirely out of unconventional and contested adjustments to their previous numbers.

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Consumers Restrain Spending in September

– October 16, 2019

Retail sales were weak in September raising concern about the strength of the economy. However, continued economic expansion remains the most likely path.

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How Are 5G and Libra Connected?

– October 16, 2019

Spectrum and fiat currency alternatives are technologies of the future; governments seek to control both.

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Go-Big Economics and Go-Small Economics

– October 16, 2019

Strong and rigorous empirical methodologies are desirable. This year’s laureates make this abundantly clear. The next step is to apply them to the biggest and broadest questions possible.

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The State Is a Greasy-Hand Tourist

– October 16, 2019

If you’ve ever been scuba diving or snorkeling, you probably know that swimmers aren’t supposed to touch the coral with their bare hands.

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