Economics in One Lesson (Auburn 2010)

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How to Improve Society

November 20, 2010
The Gilded Age ushered in industrial leaders in capitalistic achievement. Success in the world of commerce reflected certain characteristics.

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Business and Economic Change

November 20, 2010
Profit and loss is the heart of business and economic change. Entrepreneurs drive the market at every level, predicting future wants and taking risks with their property. Earning profits is never guaranteed.

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The Division of Labor

November 20, 2010
Instead of each person doing all of the work creating what he needs and wants, dividing the labor amongst all of us into specialties is clearly superior by increasing the productivity of labor.

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Modern Banking: Creating Booms and Busts

November 20, 2010
Deposit banking rests on the bank honoring property rights. Loan banking rests on making good loans that will pay off. But when loan banking and deposit banking merged, the temptation to loan out much more than was actually in the bank arose.

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Why Does Economics Matter?

November 20, 2010
Austrian economists differ from mainstream economists mainly in this way: they do not rely on mathematical models, but on understanding what causes success or failure in the real world. Opportunity costs determine the choices people make.

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