Lecture Series

Inflation and Business Cycles

Audio/VideoApril 10, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

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War and the Government Control of Money

Audio/VideoApril 10, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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A Free Market in Money?

Audio/VideoApril 10, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014.

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Money and the Development of Human Society: From Barter to Bitcoin

Audio/VideoApril 10, 2015
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

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Ending the War on Drugs

Audio/VideoFebruary 21, 2015
This lecture was presented to the Auburn University Economics Club at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 18 February 2015.

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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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