Free Banking is now Alt-M

The Free Banking blog was a venue for leading free banking advocates to share their insights with the world. This illustrious cast includes academics, public policy experts, government officials, and rabble rousers. Guest bloggers will feature financial gurus, entrepreneurs, historians, celebrities, and many other different perspectives.

Alt-M is a blog devoted to exploring and promoting ideas for an alternative monetary future. Our goal is to reveal the shortcomings of today’s centralized, bureaucratic, and discretionary monetary arrangements, and to bring serious consideration of real alternatives to the center stage of current monetary and financial reform debates. is a joint project of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and the Liberty and Privacy Network’s Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights.

Free Banking is now Alt-M

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its June policy-setting meeting yesterday afternoon. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes reflect an economic outlook consistent with recent public comments made by Fed officials: an improving labor market, confidence that the current path of monetary policy will achieve 2% inflation…

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Research papers presented at November’s 34th Annual Monetary Conference: Central Banks and Financial Turmoil are now available in the latest edition of  the Cato Journal. The articles investigate pressing questions like the monetary effects of macroprudential regulation, central banks and the debt trap, and the monetary transmission…

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