Contemporary Issues in Economics: High-School Seminar in Auburn (Sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis)
The Mises Institute educates young students through our website and publications. Here is a half-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 to 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 important to every area of life, as this seminar will show.
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.
9:00 a.m. Registration, refreshments, Bookstore open
9:15 a.m. Mark Thornton, "Pencils, Invisible Hands and Broken Windows"
9:45 a.m. Matt McCaffrey, "Incentives and Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
10:15 a.m. Discussion and refreshments. Bookstore open
10:30 a.m. Doug French, "First in Line for New Money"
11:00 a.m. Jeff Tucker, "Surrounded by the Achievements of Capitalism"
11:30 a.m. All-speaker panel
12:00 p.m. Adjourn