The Future of Money: Bitcoin, the Gold Standard, and Free Banking
With the rise of Bitcoin and the continuing discussion of the gold standard as solutions to our current monetary woes, the Sound Money Project of the Atlas Network is organizing a reception and panel discussion on alternatives to the current monetary system.
Penn Club of New York
30 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Daniel Oliver, Committee for Monetary Research & Education
Lawrence H. White, George Mason University
A representative from the Bitcoin Embassy, Canada
Moderator: Gonzalo Schwarz (Atlas Network)
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The first 50 attendees to arrive will receive a copy of Notes on the Establishment of a Money Unit by Thomas Jefferson and with a forward by Atlas Senior Fellow Judy Shelton.
For more information contact Brittany Cobb at Brittany.Cobb@AtlasNetwork.org or (973) 826-2003.
Dan Oliver graduated from Columbia Law School with honors in 2001 and practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He left Simpson Thacher to obtain an MBA from INSEAD in 2005. After co-founding two venture compnaies, Mr. Oliver joined Bearing Capital, LLC, a private equity firm in Buenos Aires focused on Latin American commodities investments. Mr. Oliver founded Myrmikan Capital in 2009, an investment firm specializing in micro- capitalized gold mining companies. Mr. Oliver is currently a Director of the Committee for Monetary Research & Education and a National Review Institute Fellow.
Lawrence H. White is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He specializes in the theory and history of banking and money, and is best known for his work on free banking. He received his A.B. from Harvard and his M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He previously taught at New York University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
In 2008 White received the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Association for Private Enterprise Education. He has been Visiting Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Visiting Research Fellow and lecturer at the American Institute for Economic Research, visiting lecturer at the Swiss National Bank, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He co- edits a book series for Routledge, Foundations of the Market Economy. He is a co-editor of Econ Journal Watch, and hosts bi-monthly podcasts for EJW Audio. He is a member of the board of associate editors of the Review of Austrian Economics and a member of the editorial board of the Cato Journal. He is a contributing editor to the Foundation for Economic Education’s magazine The Freeman and lectures at the Foundation’s annual seminar in Advanced Austrian Economics. He is an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
(moderator) manages the Awards and Grants program at the Atlas Network that include the prestigious Fisher Memorial Award and Templeton Freedom Awards. Additionally he manages the Latin American Program. He currently holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University and is looking to pursue other graduate studies. He is originally from Uruguay and has lived in four other countries throughout his life. In the past he worked in academics and other non profits. He enjoys participating in academic seminars and was also part of the Koch Foundation Fall internship in 2009. His main hobbies are sports, reading and spending time with his family.
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On February 12, 2014, Nathan Lewis spoke at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, a well-known conservative “think tank,” about the topics in his new book, Gold: the Monetary Polaris. The webcast video of the event is available at the Cato website here:
Also, here’s the presentation from the event:
Click here for a .pdf of the presentation used at the Cato talk.
A gold standard simply produces stable money–a necessity for economic prosperity.
A gold standard does NOT depend upon the quantity of gold. It is a currency board based on gold. Be one of the few people who can understand how such a system could work.
As always, try to find arguments against a proposition:
Recent Arguments AGAINST the Gold Standard
Why Bitcoins Will Fail As Money:Digital Mania