Cato’s 27th Annual Monetary Conference

by Don Boudreaux on July 26, 2009

in Monetary Policy

The Cato Institute's 27th Annual Monetary Conference will be on November 19th.  For obvious reasons, it will be an especially interesting and important one.

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S Andrews July 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

The featured speakers are overwhelmingly monetarist. There was a recent debate regarding abolishing the Fed, @ Freedom Fest, Las Vegas. Tom Woods and Gene Epstein debated Warren Coates and John Fund on abolishing the Fed. It is available on YouTube.

indiana jim July 26, 2009 at 8:48 pm

I'm with S Andrews; why isn't the expert on free banking, Selgin, on the panel???

tom harvey July 27, 2009 at 5:12 am

Issues to be discussed … include:

  • What is the future of monetary nationalism versus free-market monies?
  • What is the Federal Reserve’s exit strategy and is it credible?
  • Is China’s call for a “super-sovereign reserve currency” the path toward financial harmony?
  • What concrete steps would be needed to denationalize money?


November 19th is a long way off. A possible revision:

  • What is the future of our new, hastily conceived pan-global currency versus free-market monies?
  • Why didn't the Federal Reserve’s exit strategy work, and was hyperinflation really the only other option?
  • Is our new, hastily conceived pan-global currency the path toward financial harmony?
  • What concrete steps would be needed to return goods to the shelves of our stores?


The replacement keynote talk will tackle the questions "Where are we going?", and "Why are we in this handbasket?"

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