reTHINK the Gold Standard

Do the Benefits Exceed the Costs? - with Brian Domitrovic, Sam Houston State University

Do the Benefits Exceed the Costs? - with Brian Domitrovic, Sam Houston State University

  • Lecture
When Aug 27, 2012
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
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Contact Phone 502-852-8811
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Brian Domitrovic, a columnist and history professor at Sam Houston State University, will discuss why he thinks it is time to revisit the gold standard. The discussion marks the first of five McConnell Center public lectures this fall.

"The Great Recession hasn't really left us yet, and one of the reasons appears to be a faulty approach to monetary policy–outsized money printing from the Federal Reserve, it is now clear, does not bring the American economy back to happy days of prosperity, jobs and opportunity," Domitrovic said. "Waiting in the wing is the monetary system that supervised the Industrial Revolution and is the best hope now for getting the nation back on the track of growth, employment and better lives: gold."

About Brian Domitrovic, PhD

Brian Domitrovic holds a PhD in history from Harvard University, where he also worked in the economics department. He earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University, studying history and mathematics. He is currently the chair of Sam Houston State University's history department. The second edition of Domitrovic's Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperitywas published in August 2012.

Additional Information

The event will be held in Chao Auditorium, located on the lower level of the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library (link includes parking information).