Wake Up, Conservatives!

IMG_0455Several ThePulse2016 contributors, including Steve Lonegan, Ralph Benko, Frank Cannon, Terry Schilling, Shane Vander Hart, and others, have flown out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a historic monetary policy conference organized by the American Principles Project.There are three major conferences taking place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week, and they all focus on the same issue: monetary policy.The Federal Reserve is having their annual symposium. Fed Up, a left-wing organization, is holding a counter-conference demanding that the Fed keep interest rates low, print more money, and bail out states and municipalities that are deep in debt.

And, of course, the American Principles Project is holding the Jackson Hole Summit this week, where leading economists and center-right leaders will analyze recent actions taken by the Federal Reserve, challenge prevailing economic wisdom, and discuss alternative options to discretionary monetary policy.

When I was at the beautiful Jackson Hole airport yesterday, I couldn’t help but be amazed by the number of left-wing activists pouring through the airport attending the Fed Up conference. They’re organized. They’re sophisticated. They’re engaged on monetary policy.

Where is the right? Our side is asleep at the wheel. If our Jackson Hole Summit wasn’t taking place, there would be no one to counter the far left’s extremely dangerous message.

The Jackson Hole Summit is bringing together some of the brightest minds in economics from around the world. All of us have the same determination — establishing sound monetary policy that serves people, not special interests.

Stay tuned to ThePulse2016 for more coverage from this historic conference.

Steve Lonegan is the Director of Monetary Policy for American Principles in Action.