Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Title Slide Box Title & Headline W HAT IS S OUND M ONEY ? T HE A TLAS S OUND M ONEY P ROJECT The Atlas Economic Foundation The Arizona Constitution Committee.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Title Slide Box Title & Headline W HAT IS S OUND M ONEY ? T HE A TLAS S OUND M ONEY P ROJECT The Atlas Economic Foundation The Arizona Constitution Committee."— Presentation transcript:

1 Title Slide Box Title & Headline W HAT IS S OUND M ONEY ? T HE A TLAS S OUND M ONEY P ROJECT The Atlas Economic Foundation The Arizona Constitution Committee January 2012 Mesa, Arizona Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 1 Arizona Sound Money Act

2 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Another great depression Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 2 Recognizing that the US economy is too juicy of a plum for dishonest tyrants to resist taking for their own personal gain, we are not surprised at their attempts to steal our economy! The American Experiment Self government = Individual Responsibility How to measure? Freedom Index [i] of Countries [i] Individual Responsibility = Moral Values Moral Values = Economic Freedom Economic Freedom = Accountable Governance [i] Arizona Sound Money Act

3 Title Slide Box Title & Headline One of the best performing asset classes Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 3 DEFINITIONS Money is a man-made invention of the marketplacea fluid catalyst to allow transfer of property based on principles of fairness and ethics. What ensures Integrity of U.S. currency? What is Sound Money? An accurate and honest signal of price A reliable store of value [deemed worthy of trust by all] Trustworthya meaningful unit of account for the marketplace to make informed decisions. What is Soundness? Definition: A condition of protection of civil liberties against despotic, tyrannical authority Arizona Sound Money Act

4 Title Slide Box Title & Headline THEREFOREMoney is an instrument equal to political constitutions Bills of Rights (von Mises) CONVERSLYTyranny works opposite to redefine liberty in opposite terms Rewards failurequestions the basis of reasoning Compromises value by artificial manipulation via Issuance Induces irrational decisions Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 4 Arizona Sound Money Act

5 Title Slide Box Title & Headline SOUNDNESS The highest integrity as a true measure of freedom in market forces, whereas UNSOUNDNESS Creates doubt in the wisdom of free marketplace [the American Experiment has failed] Should not be corrupted as a measure or tool of social policy used by authority –Ex: Swiss Franc devalued purposely to avoid overvaluation in foreign exchange trading. In the case of the Swiss franc, it has risen to an all-time high against the American dollar, and continues to move higher against all other currencies as well. What makes the franc different from other currencies is that it has the highest percentage of its money backed by gold. A restraint on governments usage of money to disguise bad or failed social policy. Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 5 Arizona Sound Money Act

6 Title Slide Box Title & Headline CORE MONETARY VALUE 1 SUCCESSFUL, SUSTAINABLE OR SOUND MONEY RESULTS FROM LIMITS ON CONCENTRATED POWER Power corrupts… Power corrupts from pressure on elected officials to product results when the time required exceeds the time limit imposed by the elected term limit. Leads to the misuse of authority An urge to impose sweeping directives rather rely on the practical wisdom of principles of a free marketplace. Economic devastation occurred after 1776 when excessive Bills of Credit were issued, having legal status conferred on such Bills of Credit MORAL: Unsound money gives tyranny an open door to use deceitful practices Civic duty requires policing of money powers exercised by authority and requiring constitutional compliance. On the cusp of hyperinflation Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 6 Arizona Sound Money Act

7 Title Slide Box Title & Headline CORE MONETARY VALUE 1 SUMMARY: The American Experiment Equal Rights for All Rule of Law Ownership of Personal Property Individual Liberty Enforcement of U.S. Constitution Personal Responsibility On the cusp of hyperinflation Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 7 Arizona Sound Money Act

8 Title Slide Box Title & Headline CORE MONETARY VALUE 2 SOUNDNESS OF MONEY: Gains more trust to become a reliable vehicle to accurately convey value between dissimilar goods and services between untrusting partiesa common means of exchange PERCEPTION IS REALITY –A $20 bill is the same material as a $1.00 bill 2.61 X % cotton/25% linen 1 gram,.04 cents cost per bill to produce –But face value of a $20 bill is different than a $1 bill! Eclipses the Barter Systemmakes everything equal (try using beaded necklaces for trading!) Crates market efficiency On the cusp of hyperinflation Arizona Sound Money Act Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 8

9 Sweeping Hungarian money into the sewer in 1946 SUMMARY: Paper has the full faith and credit of value it represents over a long period of time (the future); it is a Benchmark If the value store becomes unreliable, the free market is confounded! Risk/Reward of the Entrepreneurdepends upon constraints of time and value. Definition of SCAM: a unit of value that declines over the length of expected contractit fails the Honesty Test. Ex: The Dollar has lost 95% of its value since 1913somebody gets hurt95% of a working life has been dissipated (stolen). 9 Arizona Sound Money Act

10 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 10 CORE MONETARY VALUE 3 ECONOMIC STABILITY DEPENDS ON CLEAR PRICE SIGNALS Highest quality & quantity for the lowest price EQUALS transaction, causing the market to clear or conduct business. Price sensitivity requires very clear signal of unit valueno one wants to be the first to raise prices. Quality sensitivity gives leniency to signal: auctions Market volatilityelusive equilibriumsupply/demand curve becomes unreliable hobbled Arizona Sound Money Act

11 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 11 CORE MONETARY VALUE 3 SUMMARY: Money must clearly describe the current state of supply/demand market Ex: The cost of a barrel of crude oil fluctuates, but if the unit value erodes, it must be corrected for inflation / deflation. The Official Federal government Consumer Price Index [C.P.I.] is unreliable…ignores key economic indicators (cherry picking data) SO IF YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN IS INDEXED TO THE C.P.I. ITS CLAIM OF INFLATION / DEFLATION IS NOT ACCURATE. Arizona Sound Money Act

12 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 12 CORE MONETARY VALUE 4 MONEY MUST HAVE INTEGRITY Money is a store of valuemust have a good reputation over time. Ex: This year, the U.S. unit of value lost enough integrity to cause –Calls for its abandonment as a global Reserve currency –Dumping of dollar inventories at any residual value –Destabilized markets inaccurate decisions / price signals –Lends credibility to central planning schemes (we are hearing calls now that capitalism is drastically failing in favor of centralized government intervention)! MORAL: dishonest money is unethical and hurtful Arizona Sound Money Act

13 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 13 CORE MONETARY VALUE 5 SOUND MONEY ENABLES ACCURATE PLANNING Optimal prosperity vs. debilitating uncertainty Marketplace confidence / budgeting / investing Adjusting for Inflation is a BAD SIGN! Real Estate Appreciation is a false basis for financial planning! Market corrections must be taken into account. MORAL: Ensure that money is trustworthy. Arizona Sound Money Act

14 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 14 CORE MONETARY VALUE 6 PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF VOLATILITY IN VALUE UNSOUND MONEY Social manipulation of the masses: inoculate the masses against dishonesty (boil the voter in a kettle of water SLOWLY!) Ex: How much should gasoline cost? 25 cents / gallon! OR, the uninfluenced free market price!) Ex: BOUGHT home in 1990 for $200,000 and SOLD in 2010 for $300,000. Profit? MUST ADJUST FOR C.P.I. and sell instead for $333,605 (60% DEVALUATION) OR TAKE THE UNREALIZED LOSS on sale of home of $33,605 (and take loss on gasoline, groceries, etc.)* *this does not take into account supply/demand, interest rate fluctuations, etc. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS INFLATIONONLY DECEPTION!THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS INFLATIONONLY DECEPTION! (Gold does not inflate, or change price. Hence the term Hard Asset) Arizona Sound Money Act

15 Hypothetical Example BOUGHT home in 1990 $200,000 SOLD in 2010 $300,000 Profit?$100,000 BUT…MUST ADJUST FOR C.P.I. 60% DEVALUATION (example) $33,605 SELL instead for $333,605 Profit$100,000 *OR TAKE THE UNREALIZED LOSS on sale of home of $33,605* BECAUSE THE SOFT REAL ESTATE MARKET (BUYERS) WONT PAY YOU FOR YOUR LOSS! THE CURSE OF A DEBAUCHED CURRENCY SYSTEM! 15 Arizona Sound Money Act

16 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 16 CORE MONETARY VALUE 7 MONEYS MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION IS RELIABILITY Reliability is a useful tool for commercenot a tool of government social manipulation based on political priorities. Today it is used as a shock absorber for unexpected social policy failure. Federal Reserve Banknotes (ILLEGAL TENDER) are not convertible to sound money (gold or silver) nor to a fixed standard of value. The low-grade fever of inflation signals a cancerous infection dissipating our healthy energy. The Federal Reserve Bank LIES to us about the infection while the local bank REFUSES to loan on our signed contracts. Ex: Tempe Crane owner cant fulfill job contract if he cant get a loan to buy the equipment. Arizona Sound Money Act

17 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 17 CORE MONETARY VALUE 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY Take away the car keys from Congress AND GROUND THEM! Clean House completely of our unconstitutional agents (Congress) using the Constitution SCORE MONETARY VALUE Card (Rep. Ron Pauls CORE MONETARY VALUEs = 100%). Phase in CUTS of all federal departments that are non-essential (at least 70% of the federal government is unconstitutional). Eliminate all Nice to Have bureaucracies attached to various departments. Get Back 2Basics: the Founders Fundamentals. Enact State Sovereignty legislation to take responsibility for the powers reserved to the states. AUDIT, THEN SUE THE FED for redress of grievances (after all, they claim to be independent contractors/agents). The SUPREME LAW of the LANDStates Withhold Federal Taxes from the Feds (place in escrow, earning interest) pending correction and adjustment to the U.S. Constitution: The SUPREME LAW of the LAND Arizona Sound Money Act

18 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 18 CORE MONETARY VALUE 9 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION BY BUREAUCRATIC REGULATION EVERY centrally planned economy FAILS! Free people operating a free marketplace create superior results. Read The Road to Serfdom Get the DVD Dollars & Sense: Join John McManus as he clearly explains money, inflation, free market economics, and sound currency. This video is an excellent tool for teaching Americans about the nature of money and how to solve inflation. Given the current economic crisis, it is a must-see! (2008, 42 min., DVD) Arizona Sound Money Act

19 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 19 CORE MONETARY VALUE 9 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION BY BUREAUCRATIC REGULATION Let money tell the truth about the market (gold and silver do this best!) Money is the medium and the medium is the message. Von Mises: When money provides an honest, reliable, clear, reputable store of value, capital is drawn to its most productive use. Ex: Some cities in China are now almost emptymarket deflated causing capital flight. Stop Federal Reserve social policy engineering that uses interest rate volatility to create social change. Stop Federal Reserve from imposing debt on future unborn citizens. Stop violent fluctuations of interest rates that destabilize the market. Arizona Sound Money Act

20 Balance of Power We The People vs. Fed Agency Servitude Increased dependency on government 20 Increased government power over economy

21 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 21 CORE MONETARY VALUE 10 SOUND MONEY IS A MORAL VIRTUE It earns FAITH & CREDIT by foreign borrowersa good value store. A fair rate of interest (NOT 0-1% as now) Reward Savers who supply capital for investment. We now increasingly see more BUBBLE/BURST cycles that are PLANNEDWATCH OUT! Fredrich A. Hayek: To stop the increase of federal control, focus on monetary policy. NOT the presidential election; NOT foreign wars; NOT racial tension; NOT oil spills, etc. Footnote 4 Tea Party Values –Limited Government –Fiscal Responsibility –Free Markets MORAL: DEMAND AN HONEST –CONSTITUTIONALDOLLAR: The oldest weapon of tyrants throughout history is debasing the currency. Arizona Sound Money Act

22 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 22 CORE MONETARY VALUE 10 SOUND MONEY IS A MORAL VIRTUE The Coinage Act of 1792 precisely defined the Dollar as – grains of silver –24.75 grams of 99.99% pure gold –NO BILLS OF CREDIT (paper dollars) The Bretton Woods Agreement in 1944 made paper Dollars the global Reserve Currency –Congressman Jack Kemp The Dollar should be as good as gold. –Pres. John F. Kennedy (Endnote 6) Bretton Woods II Agreement sponsored by George Soros in April 2011 –We now need a new global monetary system that does not include the U.S. Dollar. –World Reserve Currency? American Depository Receipts (ADRs)? –Default global currency already is GOLD (or 100% hard asset backed instruments). This is why the globalist banking cartel induces foreign governments to use debt-centric fractional banking. Arizona Sound Money Act

23 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 23 CORE MONETARY VALUE 10 SOUND MONEY IS A MORAL VIRTUE The Coinage Act of 1792 precisely defined the Dollar as – grains of silver--troy ounce = 480 grains; 77.34% –24.75 grams of 99.99% pure gold –Gold/Silver ration VARIES…typically about 15x –NO BILLS OF CREDIT (paper Dollars) PER U.S. CONSTITUTION But, but, but…THATS ALL WE HAVE! Paper with a promise to pay! U.S. Dollar is backed by the FULL FAITH & CREDIT of the U.S. Government! Default global currency already is GOLD (or 100% hard asset backed instruments). –This is why the globalist banking cartel induces foreign governments to use debt-centric fractional banking. Arizona Sound Money Act

24 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org24 Arizona Sound Money Act HOW TO RESTORE SOUND MONEY Implement these actions: 1.Teach U.S. Constitutional monetary policy. 2.Demand money we can trust. 3.Establish constraints on issuing volume of currency created. 4.Enforce the Constitution as the SUPREME LAW of the LAND Congress CANNOT legally print paper currencyonly regulate its value as it regulates other weights and measures: Article 1 Sections 8 & 10. States can mint coin established by Congress. 5.Ensure that Gold & Silver Certificates are convertible to REAL Gold & Silver on demand. Ex: Link certificates to gold by government gold- backed bonds.

25 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 25 1.Allow currency competition (foreign gold coinhistorically used the Spanish Milled Dollar). 1.Greshams Law: Bad money drives out good (sick money causes hoarding of good money resulting in good money being removed from circulation as an ultimate store of value. 2.Ex: 1923 inflation caused refugees fleeing Nazi Germany to take gold in suitcases; Nazis confiscated the gold and hoarded it themselves). 3.Ex: Gold-backed Treasury Notes, Gold-backed plastic card 2.Pass Rep. Ron Pauls HB 1098, better known as the Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011, which would repeal the legal tender laws in the United States Code (Section 5103 of Title 31). 3.Reverse Greshams Law: Enforced good money will drive out bad (Promote healthy tender to circulate alongside sick tender). 4.Practice fiscal responsibility with standard accounting rules. 1.Alan Greenspan 1966 quote p 18 on policy; 1981 quote Arizona Sound Money Act

26 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 26 1.NO BALANCED BUDGET or NATIONAL DEBT RELIEF AMENDMENTS If Congress will NOT enforce the U.S. Constitution, why would anyone in their right mind want to change it to try to accomplish austerity that way? (Definition of insanity) 1.Impose commodity price rules (not controls) to dictate expansion / contraction of M3 money supply (18% of Gross Domestic Product MAXIMUM) 1.MARKET-DRIVEN supply / demand. 2.NO DEFICIT SPENDING If you dont have revenue to spend, do not spend it. 3.Allow the free market to improvise solutions. Arizona Sound Money Act

27 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 27 1.AUDIT THE FED REGULARLY just as any other required, periodic business audit. –Central banks are grasping at straws, hoping that flooding the world with money created out of thin air will somehow resolve a crisis caused by uncontrolled government spending and irresponsible debt issuance, Rep. Ron Paul said. –The Fed is behaving much as it did during the 2008 financial crisis, only this time instead of bailing out politically well- connected too-big-to-fail firms it is bailing out profligate government spending. –The solution, Paul said, is simple: Restoring sound money. It would help prevent wild government spending, unsustainable debt, and widespread economic manipulation by central bankers all key causes of the current crisis. –Ron Paul: Cancel $1.6 Trillion Fake "Debt" Owed to Federal Reserve –ITS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!Ron Paul: Cancel $1.6 Trillion Fake "Debt" Owed to Federal Reserve Arizona Sound Money Act

28 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 28 Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said in a statement.said We should be under no illusion about today's action by the Federal Reserve, The Federal Reserve's decision to allow European banks to borrow American dollars cheaply, combined with the Administration's action earlier in the week to double the United States financial contribution to the International Monetary fund is nothing more or less than a U.S. taxpayer bailout of Europe. Rep. Burton: …even though markets may have reacted positively to the newest bailout announcement, the long-term consequences will be devastating. "This boondoggle will only serve to further devalue our currency, increase inflation pressures, worsen our ability to rebound from the likely failure of the Euro make it that much harder to solve America's own crushing financial problems. Arizona Sound Money Act

29 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 29 Euro Pacific Capital chief Peter Schiff, who has forecasted economic events of recent years with uncanny accuracy, said this week,said The Fed would likely continue to debase the dollar for as long as possible. This is not about economic growth, its about propping up insolvent financial institutions by creating inflation, Schiff was telling investors to stock up on precious metals now. Arizona Sound Money Act

30 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 30 Plan for the PROSPERITY of our POSTERITY –We are now ensuring our childrens and grandchildrens economic slavery. –Todays college graduates cannot get good jobs. –Generations X & Y have little concept of constitutional Austrian Economics (www.mises.org) Arizona Sound Money Act

31 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 31 HOW TO LOBBY YOUR LEGISLATURE FOR SOUND MONEY Know which legislators are on which committees and their voting record. Compile a list of legislators phone numbers and addresses and contact them regularly. SIGN UP FOR THE ALIS Request to Comment in Committee system. Arizona Sound Money Act

32 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 32 HOW TO LOBBY YOUR LEGISLATURE FOR SOUND MONEY Educate yourself on each core issue affecting government, sound money and constitutionalism: divides issues into 24 categories with research on each. Arizona Sound Money Act

33 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 33 HOW TO LOBBY YOUR LEGISLATURE FOR SOUND MONEY The Arizona Sound Money Act has documents for download on Sound Money and Honest Banking for your state. Arizona Sound Money Act

34 Title Slide Box Title & Headline Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 34 HOW TO LOBBY YOUR LEGISLATURE FOR SOUND MONEY Become a member of JBS to receive timely and well organized action steps to RESTORE and ENFORCE constitutional law in our society. Arizona Sound Money Act

35 Title Slide Box Title & Headline The Arizona Constitution Committee Copyright © Atlas Sound Money Project All Rights Reserved. Sound Money Projectwww.SoundMoneyProject.org 35 Arizona Sound Money Act


Download ppt "Title Slide Box Title & Headline W HAT IS S OUND M ONEY ? T HE A TLAS S OUND M ONEY P ROJECT The Atlas Economic Foundation The Arizona Constitution Committee."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google