In The Los Angeles Times, economics professor Perry Mehrling discusses efforts to reign in federal power by making precious metals legal tender. 

"The impulse for moving to some kind of metallic money comes from the strong sense right now of distrust and anxiety about the financial system and the government's stability," Mehrling told the Times. Read the full article here.

Prof. Mehrling's research focuses on the foundations of monetary economics and the history and applications of monetary economics and finance.