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


Want to End Book-Selling Scams? Stop Relying on Copyrights

– August 9, 2019

Outdated intellectual property (IP) laws severely restrict the production of books and material that should be easily accessible to the public.


There’s a Growing Number of College Graduates Owing Nearly Half a Million Dollars

– August 8, 2019

As politicians continue to promise privileges in exchange for votes, by telling Americans they have a “right” to education, we forget to see this problem for what it is: the result of a lack of personal responsibility.


How a Leftist Echo Chamber Became the New Norm on Campus

– July 17, 2019

A new study of student attitudes about socialism and capitalism provides strong confirmation of the echo chamber effect taking hold in the humanities.


AIER, This Year and Next

– December 19, 2018

The atmosphere at AIER makes for a welcome contrast with the civic culture of division and anger that dominates politics and mainstream news. We are focused on the long term, and on truth and integrity as the desiderata of intellectual value.


AIER Helps Bring Economics to the Classroom

– September 24, 2018

Students don’t learn enough economics, neither as a subject nor as a way of thinking across the curriculum. AIER was proud to co-sponsor and partner on an event last week with two organizations working to change that fact: the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), and the Economic Education Center at Lindenwood University’s School of Education in St. Charles, Missouri.


How a New Definition of Personality Wrecked a Generation (or Two)

– September 23, 2018

“Without entirely knowing what we were doing, that in the course of a few decades, we replaced a view of the human project that was inspired by choice, personal ambition, and individual achievement with a completely different view that insists that aspiration is utterly pointless and probably even dangerous.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker 


An Education in One Evening, Courtesy of Jordan Peterson

– September 8, 2018

Politics promised to give us a meaningful life. It failed. Now we have to find it elsewhere. As the poet Virgil led Dante through Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell, Jordan Peterson is the tour guide of the modern world in its confrontation with our inner selves.

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AIER Scholars on The Rubin Report

– August 31, 2018

The Rubin Report has been an important source for the dissemination of sound economic ideas.  


Great News from AIER

– August 31, 2018

So many wonderful things are happening at the American Institute for Economic Research.


The LeBron James Strategy for Saving Schools

– August 12, 2018

James was given unprecedented freedom with I Promise School, even though taxpayers are footing about 75 percent of the bill.