Monetary Reform in the Wake of Crisis

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.Due to construction, as Cato expands its facilities, this year’s conference will be held at:
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CATO’S 29th ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — MONETARY REFORM IN THE WAKE OF CRISIS — will address the fundamental issue of how to prevent another global financial crisis — not by tinkering with the present government discretionary fiat money regime but by fundamental reform. The first step is to rethink the role of government and central banks in the existing system, and then consider alternatives — such as the gold standard — that would substitute rules for discretion, increase choice in currency, and allow markets to determine the optimal quantity of money. After nearly a century of U.S. central banking, it’s time to reconsider whether the Federal Reserve’s monopoly status, discretion, and growing regulatory powers are more a source of crisis than a cure.

Join leading U.S. and global experts to discuss

  • How to reform the global fiat money system
  • Fed policy and the misallocation of credit
  • Policies needed to create a “free banking” regime
  • The possibility of another financial crisis
  • Debt and the dollar

Please join our distinguished speakers on Wednesday, November 16, to discuss these and related issues.

Featured Speakers

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Chairman, House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy
James Grant
Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Jeffrey M. Lacker
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
John Allison
Former Chairman and CEO, BB&T,
and Distinguished Professor of Practice,
Wake Forest University
Allan Meltzer
Professor of Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University
Judy Shelton
Author, Money Meltdown
Benn Steil
Director of International Economics
Council on Foreign Relations
Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
Senior Fellow
Cato Institute

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