32nd Annual Monetary Conference

ALTERNATIVES TO CENTRAL BANKING: TOWARD FREE-MARKET MONEY

Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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CATO’S 32ND ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE —will bring together leading scholars and advocates for fundamental monetary reform to discuss:

  • The bitcoin revolution and future of crypto‐​currencies
  • How technology will drive further innovations so that private currencies become a reality
  • The role of gold in a decentralized monetary regime
  • The steps necessary to return to constitutional money based on the convertibility principle and free banking

When the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, its powers were limited and the United States was still on the gold standard. Today the Fed has virtually unlimited power and the dollar has no backing. Limited, constitutional government requires a rules based, free‐​market monetary system with a stable‐​valued dollar, not the topsy‐​turvy fiat dollar that now exists under central banking. This conference will examine the case for sound money and the reforms needed to realize it

Please join our distinguished speakers on Thursday, November 6, to discuss these and related issues.

Featured Speakers

James Grant

James Grant
Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Lawrence White

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Patrick Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne
CEO and Chairman, Over​stock​.com
Jerry L. Jordan

Jerry L. Jordan
Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Judy Shelton

Judy Shelton
Co‐​Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Network
John Allison

John Allison
President and CEO, Cato Institute, and retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T