May 30, 2022
Jp Cortez is the Policy Director of the Sound Money Defense League. Armed with the belief that restoring sound money would improve the quality of life of billions of people throughout the world and a background in Austrian economics, Cortez crafts policy and testifies at legislative hearings. He is regularly invited to speak at events on sound money, constitutional issues, monetary policy, and state policy.
Jp is the lead author of the Sound Money Index, an annual report that ranks all 50 states to determine which states offer the most pro-sound money environment in the country. With legislative victories in over a dozen states since 2018, Jp has become a leading contributor to sound money efforts across the nation. His articles and analysis have appeared in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Washington Examiner, and more.
In this podcast episode, Jp starts by sharing what inspired him to become a policy director for Sound Money Defence League. He also speaks about his involvement with Young Americans for Liberty when he studied Political Sciences and Government at Auburn University.
In 1971, the United States severed its ties with the gold standard, turning its currency into fiat money. That led all national currencies to be valued against the U.S. dollar. Instead of using gold as the power behind the money, the government is the strength and the reason fiat money has value. JP talks about how this decision by President Nixon changed the global monetary system and weakened the world economy.
As inflation has made new global record highs, Jp explains that this is a generational opportunity for people to invest in gold and silver as they are real tangible assets. Jp talks about Dr. Ron Paul and highlights some of the valuable life lessons that he learned from him. Jp discusses what has sparked his motivation to restore the value of sound money and improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Lastly, Jp provides his definition of greatness and what it means to him.
Host: Ben Mumme
Guest: Jp Cortez
Sound Money Defence League: https://www.soundmoneydefense.org/about-us
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