Polls Show Voters Have Little Confidence in GOP Ability to Manage Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll by ABC and The Washington Post bodes well for Republicans in certain House and Senate races, however, a closer look at the poll shows that the GOP is still failing to connect with middle-class … [Read more...]
Gold is Money
Money with independent value is a crucial component of a free society and a free market. Gold has proved, throughout history, to be the ideal monetary commodity because it is universally valuable and has a steady supply growth. The classical gold standard produced the highest levels of long-term price stability and economic growth of all U.S. monetary systems. The current paper dollar standard has caused financial disorder and kept the American economy from reaching its potential.
We promote gold-backed monetary reform at the national and state levels, and work to educate lawmakers and policymakers about the need for such reform. We communicate these themes through the mainstream media, and engage activists and voters on this issue. We championed a presidential commission on gold, before it was included in the Republican primary contest. We have led the movement to use states’ constitutional legal tender power to monetize gold, and have reached mass audiences though commercials and town halls across the nation.
State and local governments are feeling the pressure of a combined $4.4 trillion in unfunded retirement liabilities. Unless bold reform takes shape, they will be left to raise taxes and cut public services, in order to fund pension payouts. We believe pension reform should be grounded in three principles: truth, equality, and fiscal federalism. This means that government disclosure of pension debt should be truthful, retirement compensation for public and private-sector workers should be in line, and that the states and localities, rather than the federal government, should dictate pension reform.
We are unique in advocating these principles in the public pension debate. We promote these principles through model legislation, media, and public engagement.
State Legal Tender
State Legal Tender was created to foster discussion about the ability of states to use hard money. At a time when citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated about the dollar’s loss of purchasing power, enabling them to use gold and silver coins as currency is a first step toward fixing our dysfunctional monetary system.
Washington, D.C. – The Republican National Committee, voted unanimously today to adopt a resolution calling on Congress to bring forward a vote on the the Centennial Monetary Commission legislation. The resolution states, “The United States House of Representatives [are] to give H.R. 1176 … [Read more...]
Must Avoid Reactionary Rhetoric, Fight Real Inequality & Democrat Hypocrisy Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama stands ready to use his SOTU address to turn from the abstract ideological point of “income inequality” to launch a populist attack on declining wages, according to press … [Read more...]
Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch: As Ben Bernanke hands over the Federal Reserve chairmanship to Janet Yellen at the end of January, leadership of the central bank will be passed from one strident deflation foe to another. All the way back in 2002, Bernanke in his speech “Deflation: Making … [Read more...]
APIA chairman Sean Fieler went on BBC to discuss the confirmation of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve as well as the high level of controversy surrounding her economic policies. You can listen to the full interview here. … [Read more...]
APP Chairman Sean Fieler was mentioned in The Guardian’s coverage of the Janet Yellen confirmation vote. Sean Fieler, president of Equinox Partners hedge fund and chairman of Washington-based policy group American Principles Project, said the Fed’s policies had widened the gap between rich and … [Read more...]
American Principles Project Chairman Sean Fieler was on the Fox Business Network discussing the upcoming confirmation vote on Janet Yellen’s appointment as Federal Reserve Chair. You can watch below: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com … [Read more...]
Sean Fieler 'I want to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody." That was James Carville, President Clinton's chief political consultant, talking to this newspaper in February 1993. When President Clinton backed away from HillaryCare and the rest of his big-government … [Read more...]
It’s starting to look like Janet Yellen’s confirmation as chairman of the Federal Reserve may have to be pushed through under Harry Reid’s “nuclear option.” The outspoken fan of inflation comes up for a vote on Monday. Yet a cable from the American Principles Project, which is one of the tribunes of … [Read more...]