CMRE's spring speakers include Estonian prime minister

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5:30p ET Friday, March 6, 2009

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The spring dinner meeting of the Committee for Monetary Research and Education, to be held in New York on Thursday, May 14, may be the committee's highest-powered meeting yet, for among the speakers will be the prime minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, who has continued the country's transition from a communist prison to a democracy with a market economy.

Also to speak will be:

-- James Grant, publisher of Grant's Interest Rate Observer and an advocate of the gold standard. He means to ask how returning to the gold standard could be any worse than whatever monetary standard the world is using now.

-- Jack Willoughby, editor of Barron's.

-- Martin Mayer, author of "The Fed" and other books on banking.

-- William W. Beach, director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

-- Gene Schroeder, a Colorado farmer and rancher and all-around expert on reality west of the Hudson.

-- Bob Hoye, editor and chief investment strategist for InstitutionalAdvisors.com in Vancouver.

The dinner meeting will be held again at the Union League Club, 38 E. 37th St. in Manhattan, just a few blocks south of Grand Central Station. The club is beautiful and food and refreshment are always excellent there. Admission will be $165 each for CMRE members and their spouses, $185 for others. Reservations are required and may be made in care of CMRE President Elizabeth Currier:

Elizabeth Currier, President
Committee for Monetary Research and Education Inc.
10004 Greenwood Court
Charlotte, North Carolina 28215

E-mail: CMRE@BellSouth.net
Telephone: 704-598-3717

Your secretary/treasurer is a member of CMRE, plans to attend this meeting, hopes to see some of GATA's friends there, and, if there's enough interest, will lead a walk up to 53rd Street to watch the conversion of the former Citigroup Center into a halfway house for recovering bankers.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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