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Economics for High-School Students (Sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis)

November 20

Auburn, AL

Sorry, the event is full. This seminar will be available on Mises.org after the event.   

The Mises Institute educates young students through our website and publications. Now, we are conducting a one day seminar just for high-school students -- with a particular focus on homeschoolers.

There is no charge at all for this event. It does provide an excellent introduction to the whole field of economics and why it matters for understand history and society and the ups and downs of civilization itself. Without economic understanding, we are left without a critical tool for understanding vast amounts of the social sciences.

The high school years are the perfect time to begin to introduce economic logic as a discipline. But too often, economics is presented as if it has nothing to do with real life. In fact, it is the very pith of life, as this seminar will show. It might be the first step to a lifetime romance with the subject.

Come join us to discover the theory and application of five critical concepts in economics: exchange, opportunity cost, the division of labor, entrepreneurship, and inflation.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m.   Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:15  a.m. Robert Murphy: "The Core of What Economics Teaches"
10:45  a.m.  Douglas E. French: "Money, Banking and the Current Mess"
11:15 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments
11:30 a.m.  Jeffrey Tucker: "Technology and Social Change"
12:00 p.m.  Floy Lilley: "The Economics of Recycling"
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  Thomas Woods: "Applying Economics to American History"
2:00 p.m.  Adjourn (optional tour of the Mises Institute)

If you or your group will attend, please contact Kristy Holmes by November 13. You may also call us at 334-321-2100 to register. There is no registration fee. The seminar begins at 10am and ends at 2pm with a tour of the Mises Institute. Our Mises Bookstore will be open and speakers will be happy to autograph books.

If you would like to order a boxed lunch for $7.75, please let us know.

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