Archive for December, 2010

Second Annual Sound Money Essay Contest

Second Annual Sound Money Essay Contest
Is the world economy in crisis because it lacks the fundamentals of sound money?  If you believe that sound money is the key to our recovery, tell us why.    Join Atlas’s 2nd Annual Sound Money Essay Contest and win cash prizes.  This  year’s theme is “Money in Crisis.” ...
December 30th, 2010 | Events, Programs | Read More

“Impacts of Proposed Changes in the Fed’s Mandate” – Taylor

“Impacts of Proposed Changes in the Fed’s Mandate” – Taylor
“[T]here are several reasons to believe that QE2 would not have happened had Fed officials not been able to refer to a dual mandate in the Federal Reserve Act as justification for the intervention. First consider this bit of emprical evidence: There have never been so many references to the dual...
December 29th, 2010 | Future of Money, History of Money, Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More

“Medical Inflation Higher Than Other Economic Sectors”

“Medical Inflation Higher Than Other Economic Sectors”
“The cost of medical services and commodities continues to grow, and this may be a factor contributing to a recent decline in a measurement of patient confidence in their ability to pay for health care. Overall inflation for the past year was 1.1%, with the “core” rate at 0.8% taking...
December 29th, 2010 | Popular Articles, State of Money | Read More

“Lehman ‘Prophet’ Fears Second Crisis If US Interest Rates Are Kept Low”

“Lehman ‘Prophet’ Fears Second Crisis If US Interest Rates Are Kept Low”
“The criticism of the Federal Reserve comes as it embarks on another $600bn (£380bn) of quantitative easing – or printing money – in an effort to fire up a stronger recovery next year. Interest rates around the western world, including in Britain, have sat at or below 1pc since the near collapse...
December 29th, 2010 | Future of Money, Popular Articles | Read More

“Inflation and Interest Rate Trends Look Positively for Gold in 2011″

“Inflation and Interest Rate Trends Look Positively for Gold in 2011″
“Gold prices generally rise during times of actual or projected inflation because of gold’s traditional status as a “safe haven” asset. Gold buyers seeking an asset which reacts favorable to inflation or currency devaluation often move from the falling currency into gold. Currently, the Federal...
December 28th, 2010 | Future of Money, Popular Articles | Read More