Chuck Moulton (editor)

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Chuck Moulton is associate director of the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights and coordinator of its Free Banking Project. He is a graduate lecturer at George Mason University currently teaching classes on Money & Banking. Previously a law clerk at the Cato Institute, he researched issues for scholars affiliated with the Center for Constitutional Studies. Moulton holds a M.A. in economics from San Jose State University, a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and a B.S. in mathematics from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an ABD Ph.D. student in economics at George Mason University, writing a dissertation on the transition to free banking under the direction of Professor Larry White. Mr. Moulton is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California and is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

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July issue of Cato Unbound

by Chuck Moulton July 17th, 2013 3:42 pm

I published one of the response essays in July's issue of Cato Unbound.

"It would be entirely reasonable for a developing country to dollarize to bitcoins, embracing sound money as a replacement for a faltering, untrusted national currency. Coupling bitcoins with free banking both introduces elasticity into the money supply to smooth out the price level and also creates a physical manifestation of bitcoins that people can trade for goods and services without needing Internet connectivity."
-- Chuck Moulton, "It’s a Sound-Money Alternative to the Dollar", Cato Unbound

The pieces of my colleagues are also quite interesting. However, I will correct Jim Harper later -- he is far too charitable to governments and dismissive of private money in his remarks concerning monetary history.

July issue of Cato Unbound (The Private Digital Economy):