Dr. Nair recently spoke at our Mises Boot Camp seminar, and did a great job presenting our introductory course on money. She explains the origins of money, how it evolved, how it derives value, and how it should function in society. Her lecture is a great 30 minute refresher course for anyone familiar with the evolution of money from the perspective of Menger and Mises, and it's the perfect introduction to share with your friends and family who haven't studied economics.
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Malavika Nair is a Free Market Institute Visiting Scholar at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on questions related to monetary theory, financial history, private enterprise in money production and financial services, as well as the economics of caste.
Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.