Money Metals Exchange Offers Sound Money Scholarships to Deserving Students

Charlotte, North Carolina (June 5, 2019) – A national precious-metals dealer is teaming up with a sound money policy group to help students pay for the ever-increasing costs of college.

Money Metals Exchange has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the Sound Money Scholarship — the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era. Starting in 2016, these organizations have set aside 100 ounces of physical gold (currently worth more than $130,000) to reward outstanding students who display a thorough understanding of economics, monetary policy, and sound money.

The Sound Money Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students with an interest in economics, specifically the tradition of the Austrian school. Applicants do not have to be economics majors to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Money Metals Exchange and the Sound Money Defense League also announced this year’s blue-ribbon panel of judges:


Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. Previously, he practiced law and was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics.

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Israel holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Angers, France, where he also worked as a lecturer from 2016 to 2018. He holds a M.Sc. in applied statistics from Oxford University, UK; a M.Sc. in applied mathematics from ENSAE ParisTech, France; as well as a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in economics from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He is an organizing member of the Austrian Economics Meeting Europe and is a Mises Institute Research Fellow.

John Tamny is director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks. He’s also editor of and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading. Previously, Tamny worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. He received a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Andrew Moran is economics correspondent for Previously he worked for Digital Journal and The Toronto Times. His work has been seen on CNS News, Mises Institute, ZeroHedge, and more.

In prior years, the Sound Money Scholarship has received entries from students attending more than 150 different schools in 42 states, five countries, and three continents.

The deadline to submit applications is September 30, 2019.

For more information, please visit or email

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Phone: 404-948-8935

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My Favorite Woody Allen Movies Not ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Manhattan’

Lately, when I get the opportunity, I try to watch clips from Woody Allen pictures. Perhaps it brings me back to my teen years when I wanted to watch every Allen picture I could get my hands on.

It’s impossible to watch them these because the twins are a lot of work and they drain all your energy that you can’t pay attention to something longer than 15 minutes before you fall asleep.

After viewing these scenes on YouTube, it had me thinking what his best films are. Everyone will either cite “Annie Hall” or “Manhattan,” which are both incredible endeavors, from the story to the cinematography to the acting.

But he has plenty of other gems that omitted from the average person’s “best Woody Allen movie.”

So, here are his top five pictures that are not named “Annie Hall” nor “Manhattan” (in no particular order):

1. “Husbands and Wives”

2. “Hannah and Her Sisters”

3. “Deconstructing Harry”

4. “Stardust Memories”

5. “Match Point”

What I find interesting is that a lot of these films are taken, er, in homage to other classic films. “Stardust” was Allen’s take on “8 1/2” and “Match Point” was mostly ripped off from “A Place in the Sun.”

New Liberty Nation Column: Swamponomics

For the first time ever in my extensive writing career, I have been given a column.

Over at Liberty Nation, I have a new weekly column, titled “Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies.”

So, what’s it all about? I have an opening description in every piece:

Welcome to another installment of Swamponomics. The column that dives into the week’s morass of top news stories and swims through the stream of economic fallacies that have been accepted as conventional wisdom by swamp creatures for years. We hope this satisfies your demand for real and alternative economic insight not found in the minds of leftists anywhere.

Here is a list of my columns (it will be updated regularly):

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – March 10

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – March 17

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – March 24

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – March 31

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – April 7

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – April 14

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economics Fallacies – April 21

Swamponomics: Exposing This Week’s Economic Fallacies – April 28