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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 Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit, with original photographs of the 1784 text. Envisioned by Atlas Senior Fellow Judy Shelton, this unique and beautifully crafted book provides the historical...
February 11th, 2014 | Featured | Read More

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 Jefferson’s Monticello: [Dr. Shelton] Thank you very much, very pleased to be here. It’s an honor to be introduced by Andrew O’Shaughnessy… I taught with your father, who is professor emeritus...
February 11th, 2014 | Commentary, Featured, Resources, Scholars' Corner | Read More

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 overhaul. By JUDY SHELTON Since Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee Wednesday morning, commenting on the economic outlook and responding...
May 28th, 2013 | Commentary, Featured | Read More

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, the Federal Reserve will cease its annual “payments” to the US government by 2018. You’re probably wondering two things: 1. Why the heck would the Fed be funding the government—shouldn’t...
February 13th, 2013 | Commentary, Featured, Scholars' Corner | Read More

Money in Bad Faith

Money in Bad Faith
The depredations of the Fed. by Judy Shelton The Federal Reserve is not your friend. Whether you reside on Wall Street or Main Street, whether you are a borrower or a saver, whether you lean toward the Tea Party or the Occupy Wall Street movement​—​or whether you simply believe in free markets...
January 21st, 2013 | Commentary, Featured, Scholars' Corner | Read More