Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

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

Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884) on paper money and omnipotent government

Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884) on paper money and omnipotent government
“As long as the government has the power to manufacture currency with simple paper strips that promise nothing nor require any repayment, the omnipotent power of government will live unscathed like a gnawing worm in the heart of the Constitution itself.” Share on Facebook
February 18th, 2014 | Commentary, Scholars' Corner, Sound Money Blog | 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

Why price inflation remains low?

Dr. Allan Meltzer, brilliant economist and professor and founder of several think tanks and centers, answers the question: “Why inflation remains low?”  in “When Inflation Doves Cry”   He argues “The Fed has printed new bank reserves with reckless abandon. But almost...
August 15th, 2013 | Scholars' Corner, Sound Money Blog | 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