Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit

Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit

Atlas is pleased to announce the release of a new, limited edition reprinting of Thomas Jefferson’s...
Thoughts on Jefferson and the Dollar at Monticello

Thoughts on Jefferson and the Dollar at Monticello

The following speech was given by Dr. Judy Shelton on January 30th, at the Jefferson Library in Thomas...
Bernanke Talks, Markets Wobble. There Must Be a Better Way

Bernanke Talks, Markets Wobble. There Must Be a Better Way

Rep. Kevin Brady’s Centennial Monetary Commission initiative might point toward a useful policy...
What Happens when Uncle Sam’s Sugar Daddy Runs out of Canes?

What Happens when Uncle Sam’s Sugar Daddy Runs out of Canes?

The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics Blog recently reported that, according to new CBO projections,...

What is the connection between the IMF and the Ukraine crisis?

Uncategorized — March 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Judy Shelton writes in the Wall Street Journal: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Former White House Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brazen credo comes to mind as the Obama administration tries to link emergency financial aid for Ukraine with changes to the International Monetary Fund’s governance and financing. The proposed reforms would double the...

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Sound Money for Ukraine

Another brilliant piece by Judy Shelton: “As Ukrainians mourn their dead and vow to prosecute their recently deposed...
Feb 26, 2014 17:17

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What is the connection between the IMF and the Ukraine crisis?

Judy Shelton writes in the Wall Street Journal: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Former White House Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brazen credo comes to mind as the Obama administration tries to link emergency financial aid for Ukraine with changes...
March 14th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Read More

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser is right to be worried

The dangers of relying on printing money to solve economic problems led Charles Plosser to become more vocal.   He argued that  “The best thing the U.S. can do for the global economy is have a strong economy itself…over the longer run that will make for a much healthily world economy.” Returning...
March 7th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Read More

Bulgaria’s Currency Board versus Ukraine’s Chaos

By Steve H. Hanke When Communism inevitably and finally collapsed, Bulgaria’s economy was a basket case – behind almost all other communist basket cases, including Ukraine’s. Indeed, Bulgaria defaulted on its debt in 1990. By February 1991, Bulgaria had broken out in a bout of hyperinflation,...
February 28th, 2014 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More

Sound Money for Ukraine

Another brilliant piece by Judy Shelton: “As Ukrainians mourn their dead and vow to prosecute their recently deposed leader, the valor of those who died must now inspire others to build a new Ukraine worthy of their struggle and sacrifice. Democracy and a better future must be secured in pragmatic...
February 26th, 2014 | Commentary, Scholars' Corner | Read More

QE is a Mistake—a Big One

by Allan H. Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University and Hoover Institution With $2.5 trillion sitting idle on bank balance sheets and more than $2 trillion additional sitting on corporate balance sheets, we should expect the Federal Reserve to ask: What can more quantitative easing—QE—do that banks and...
February 26th, 2014 | Popular Articles, Resources | Read More