Working Americans across the country are struggling. We believe poor monetary policy is largely responsible. Wages are stagnant. The cost of living is rising and the value of the dollar is eroding, injuring the dignity and economic security of American workers with it. We believe action is needed to restore job creation, economic mobility, and the American dream.

We demand:

  • Accountability of the Federal Reserve through a full audit by the Government Accountability Office.
  • A national monetary commission to explore the track record of alternate monetary policy regimes on our economy and empirically evaluate which options would best serve working Americans by preserving the value of the dollar.
  • A renewed understanding and appreciation of the classical gold standard’s track record of supporting a rising standard of living, fostering job creation and economic mobility, and promoting equitable prosperity.

Fix The Dollar

Our mission is to defend the liberty of the individual, which can only be protected when the wages, quality of life and savings earned through the fruits of one’s labor are preserved by the maintenance of sound currency.

The right to the pursuit of happiness endowed to us by our creator memorializes property rights as sacred to liberty. There is no greater expression of private property than the preservation of value that is maintained in our currency. Our money is the measure of the value of our earnings and savings, our property. When someone’s property is taken without their consent, this amounts to an attack on this most fundamental right. Today’s monetary policy takes control of our money and hands it to unelected bureaucrats.

Our mission is to return control of our money to the people, fix the dollar and restore sound money.

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Phalanx of House Chairmen Confront Fed Chair Janet Yellen

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Paul Ryan House took its most impressive step yet in advancing Speaker Ryan’s (R-Wis.) promised transformation of our political culture.  Ryan, in accepting the gavel, declared, “Here’s the problem. They’re working hard. They’re paying a lot. They are trying to do right … [Read more...]

Today’s House Passage of FORM Act Is “Historic”

APP Senior Economics Advisor Ralph Benko praises Speaker Ryan’s leadership as a “major achievement for economic growth.” Washington, D.C.– In a historic vote this morning of 241-185, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3189, the Federal Oversight Reform and Modernization Act. Ralph Benko, … [Read more...]

America Needs a Quarterback: Which GOP Candidate Will Step Up to Defend the Dollar?

APP President Frank Cannon and APP Policy Director Jeff Bell: “America needs Jack Kemp back.” Washington, D.C.– In an op-ed for Townhall, American Principles Project President Frank Cannon and APP Policy Director Jeff Bell — both former senior campaign staffers for Jack Kemp — wrote that, now … [Read more...]

Don’t Look Now, But Monetary Policy Just Became a Top Issue in the GOP Primary

Washington, DC – In a major victory for working families, monetary reform just became a key issue in the GOP primary. Sean Fieler, Chairman of American Principles Project and President of Equinox Partners, L.P., released the following statement: “It’s greatly encouraging to see the GOP … [Read more...]

Here’s What Fox Business Should Ask Every Candidate Tonight: “What Will You Do Specifically About The Federal Reserve?”

Washington, D.C.– During the last GOP presidential debate on CNBC two weeks ago, the moderators asked what should be done regarding the Federal Reserve. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met the question head-on, saying he has "deep concerns" about the Federal Reserve and believes the Fed should be … [Read more...]

INVITE: Monday Conference Call on Gold Standard with Lewis Lehrman, Seth Lipsky, and Steve Lonegan

Washington, D.C.—American Principles Project will be hosting a conference call with grassroots activists and reporters on Monday to discuss recent comments on the gold standard and the need for monetary reform. Lewis Lehrman, one of our nation's preeminent scholars on the history and importance … [Read more...]

Competition for the Fed’s Money Monopoly – Sean Fieler, Wall Street Journal

History suggests that the only way to rein in the sprawling Federal Reserve is to end its money monopoly and restore the American people’s ability to use gold as a competing currency. The legislative compromise that created the Fed in 1913 recognized that the power to print money, left unchecked, … [Read more...]

Monetary and fiscal policy conference begins with Jackson Hole Summit

Last night kicked off the first ever event to discuss monetary and fiscal policy at the same time as the Central Bankers are discussing policy. Annually central bankers and others who influence monetary policy gather in Jackson Hole to discuss conditions and what if any possible changes should be … [Read more...]

‘Inflation Dynamics’ With the Fed as Ringmaster

Step right up, folks. A three-ring circus on monetary policy is getting under way on Thursday at Jackson Hole, Wyo. Three conferences will be convening at the same time in the resort town, through Saturday, as the world waits for signs of whether the Federal Reserve will finally hike interest … [Read more...]

Trouble in paradise for Federal Reserve

Jackson Hole, Wyoming may not be paradise, but in late August it is about as close as any place on the face of the earth.  So it is not surprising that the annual Federal Reserve retreat, an invitation-only gathering of the power elite, takes place here amidst stunning natural beauty.  USA Today … [Read more...]