About Us

Solidus.Center IconSolidus.Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that promotes economic strength and stability, sound money, equality of opportunity, and reduced government debt by limiting the Federal Reserve System’s influence on the American economy.

Through the dissemination of compelling, easy-to-understand content and the empowerment of people passionate about our cause, we work on a grassroots level to educate the American public about how the Federal Reserve negatively impacts its economic health…so that IT may demand change.

 
Download the Solidus.Center 2015 Prospectus here. (.pdf)
 
About the Solidus

The Solidus was a gold coin circulated throughout the Roman Empire during some of its most prosperous times. The coin replaced the Aureus, fiat currency that was heavily debased by Rome’s central bank. As its name implied, the Solidus represented economic stability and strength.

 

Background

In modern American history, no organization has been a bigger threat to the American Dream than the Federal Reserve System. The Fed’s negative influence on the U.S. economy can be traced back its establishment in 1913, but the impact has been particularly acute in recent years. Since the late 1990s, the Fed has enabled a bubble/burst economic paradigm that has enabled rampant speculation while yielding high long-term unemployment and underemployment, tremendous price bubbles, a growing divide between “haves” and “have-nots”, and profligate federal deficit spending.

The Federal Reserve has had a remarkably negative impact on the economic health of this country. Yet, lamentably, many Americans’ understanding of the root cause of our nation’s economic woes is obscured by ignorance, ideology, and/or political affiliation. As a result, the Fed has been able to continue its destructive interventionist monetary policies largely beyond reproach.

Through the dissemination of compelling, easy-to-understand content and the empowerment of people passionate about our cause, we work on a grassroots level to educate the American public about how the Federal Reserve negatively impacts its economic health.

So that IT may demand change.

 

Staff

Seth MasonSeth Mason, Founder and Executive Director
seth@solidus.center

Seth Mason is the owner of Lowcountry Vistas Charleston, LLC, a landscape design and installation business serving the greater Charleston, SC area, and the owner of Charleston Spanish Tutor, a Charleston-based tutoring service. Between founding Solidus.Center and earning his M.B.A. during the 2008 Financial Crisis, Seth operated a boutique Hispanic marketing consultancy called Publicaciones el Nuevo Sur, LLC, earned his horticulture chops as a part-time landscaper, published a pro-economic and individual liberty economics and politics blog called ECOMINOES, and hosted a pro-economic and individual liberty economics and politics talk radio show called ECOMINOES Radio. Prior to earning his M.B.A. during the 2008 Financial Crisis, he was the Owner, President, and Editor-in-Chief of Vida Latina Spanish-language newspaper, which he grew from a Charleston, SC-based community paper into a regional Hispanic entertainment and current events periodical distributed in 8 metropolitan markets throughout South Carolina and Georgia.

 

Board of Directors

Walter Block is Harold E. Wirth Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics at Loyola University and Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He is the author of over 400 articles, two dozen books, and thousands of op-eds. He lectures widely on college campuses, delivers seminars around the world, and appears regularly on television and radio shows.

 

Mark Thornton is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, a prolific author of economics publications, and the former editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. Mark served as Assistant Superintendent of Banking and economic adviser to Governor Fob James of Alabama and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows.

 

Brad DeVosBrad DeVos is the Executive Director of the Bastiat Society. He oversees the expansion of the organization by developing new chapters around the world. Under Brad’s leadership, the Society has opened more than 20 chapters in nine countries. His other roles include coalition building, fundraising, and the general operation of the Society.

 

Boyd Stough is the Co-Founder and Operations Director of KLIX Radio Services. A pioneer in online radio, he has helped cultivate talk and music brands that have proven viable alternatives to corporate-dominated terrestrial radio.

 

 

Community Volunteers

Marc Clair, Lions of LibertyMarc Clair, Los Angeles, CA. Marc is the Editor-in-Chief of Lions Of Liberty and the host and producer of the Lions of Liberty Podcast. When he’s not busy promoting economic and personal liberty, he works in television production in the City of Angels.

 

 

 
Message From the Founder

 

 

Contact

For board, fellowship, or volunteer opportunities, please contact us:

Solidus.Center
c/o Seth Mason
1728 Picket Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29412

Phone: 843-670-3433
Email: seth@solidus.center