About

Welcome to Alt-M, a blog devoted to exploring and promoting ideas for an alternative monetary future. Our goal is to reveal the shortcomings of today’s centralized, bureaucratic, and discretionary monetary arrangements, and to bring serious consideration of real alternatives to the center stage of current monetary and financial reform debates.

Alt-M.org is a joint project of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives and the Liberty and Privacy Network’s Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights.

About the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives

The Cato Institute established the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives in 2014 to promote discussion of, and reforms involving, alternatives to today’s centralized, bureaucratic, and discretionary monetary and financial regulatory arrangements. The Center engages with policymakers, academics, students, and the public through original research, public policy analysis, and educational events. The Cato Institute itself is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.

About the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights

The Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights was founded in 2005 to defend privacy, civil liberties and market economics. The Center was the first non-profit human rights and civil liberties organization whose core mission recognizes traditional economic rights as a necessary foundation for a broad understanding of human rights. CFPHR is part of the Liberty and Privacy Network, a non-governmental advocacy and research 501(c)(3) organization.