Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Atlas Sound Money Project Essay Contest

By Tom Duncan
Atlas Sound Money Blog
Monday, February 22, 2010

The Atlas Sound Money Project is proud to announce the winners of its 2010 Atlas Sound Money Essay Contest.

We are grateful for the carefully crafted, well-reasoned essays that we received from undergraduate and graduate students and young scholars from the think tank and policy communities. It has been gratifying to see so many who display a solid grasp of the issues and the challenges involved in restoring principles of Sound Money. Especially outstanding are the following winning essays:

Overall Winner:
Nicolas Cachanosky, Ph.D. Student, Department of Economics, Suffolk University
“The Endogenous Stability of Free Banking; Crisis as an Exogenous Phenomenon”

Winners (Junior Faculty, Graduate Student, and Policy Writer Category):
1) Gonzalo Schwarz, M.A. Student, Department of Economics, George Mason University
“Can Money Exist Outside the State?: The Virtues of Monetary Rules and Frameworks”
2) Jesse Gastelle, Ph.D. Student, Department of Economics, George Mason University
“The Root of All Money”
3) Jered Piepenbrink, Ph.D. Student, Department of Economics, George Mason University
“Regulated vs. Free Banking Systems”

Winners (Undergraduate Student Category):
1) Michael Cohen, Cornell University
“A Monetary System for the Free Society: The Need for Sound Money Now”
2) Andrew McManimon, Winona State University
“The Ethical Implications of Monetary Manipulation”
3) Kyle Latham, Grove City College
“Concerns for the Utilitarian and Ethical Characteristics of Money”

Congratulations to the winners!

Reprinted with permission.

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