The Founders and Inflation: How the Dollar Once Limited Government

Alaska Lawyers Chapter

Amid the highest inflation in decades, Grant Starrett revisits the Founders' views on sound money, how they gave those views power in the Constitution with the explicit intent to limit the size of government, how we abandoned the original meaning (as we have with so many other clauses), and how we should think about the future. If you're wondering how the federal government got so big, there really are two answers: that we abandoned the original meaning of the Constitution and the federal government rearranged its own financing. As Grant reveals, the two are intricately related.

Grant Starrett is Vice President of Acquisitions at Lion Real Estate Group, where he has led the acquisition of over $100 million of apartments in middle Tennessee. He also volunteers as president of Nashville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, through which he organizes a monthly lunch and annual dinner for conservatives and libertarians interested in the law. Grant received a BA from Stanford, where he founded its Conservative Society, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt, during which time he worked for Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). His writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Federalist, and other national publications - and he also writes book reviews every couple weeks for a substack through


  • Grant Starrett, Vice President and Special Counsel, Lion Real Estate Group


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Lunch provided



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