Lecture Series

The Six Months That Changed the World

Audio/VideoOctober 9, 2014
John V. Denson discusses the world-changing events that happened between January and June 1919: disastrous decisions that resulted in creating a platform for Hitler to rise in Germany, the Second World War, and beyond.

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Where Did Money Come From?

Audio/VideoOctober 9, 2014
When all you can do is exchange one good for another, life will be inconvenient when nobody has what you really want. Enter money. You exchange your good for money. That money can now be exchanged for what you desired. These indirect exchanges satisfy everyone. That's the power of money...

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Money and Socialism

Audio/VideoOctober 9, 2014
How is socialism related to money? Money should be produced just like other goods through free markets. Central banks should not be controlling money, banking and credit.

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How Money Caused the Housing Bubble and Other Troubles

Audio/VideoOctober 9, 2014
The Federal Reserve manipulates interest rates -bringing rates so artificially low that borrowing money is at greatly reduced cost. Housing developers saw they could build everywhere.

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Surrounded by the Achievements of Capitalism

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
Private property enabled all growth. Division of labor found employment for each man. Exchange is a win-win action. Risk taking tests ideas. Capital accumulation as production to make other things. The desire for a better life and the belief that it can happen.

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What Has Government Done to Our Money? Panel Discussion

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
Some of the questions asked of the panel were: What is the connection between the Fed and the current crisis?, What is the business cycle?, Does IP qualify as socialization? and, Is the housing bubble worldwide?

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Nullification: An Overview

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
Thomas E. Woods, Jr. presented this sample lecture from the Mises Academy's latest online course, "Nullification: A Jeffersonian Bulwark Against Tyranny" on 16 November 2010...

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Production and the Market Process

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
In this course, Robert Murphy, author of the study guide to Murray Rothbard's masterpiece, 'Man, Economy, and State', will guide you through the chapters in which the market economy can finally be seen as an integrated system...

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Debate: Government Spending Can Play an Important Role in Boosting Economic Growth

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
The great debate between Keynesians and Austrians enters the digital age with the Mises Academy's first ever online formal debate, between economists Karl Smith (Assistant Professor of Public Economics and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Robert P. Murphy (...

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Taxes Are What We Pay for an Impoverished Society Panel Discussion

Audio/VideoOctober 8, 2014
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this panel discussion featuring Danny Sanchez and Matt McCaffrey was presented at the "Taxes Are What We Pay for an Impoverished Society" seminar, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 April 2013. Music by Kevin...

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