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We're pleased to announce our newest project, Economics for Beginners! Please take a moment to check out the page and share with your friends and family.

As Ludwig von Mises understood, the fate of civilization rests upon the ideas that motivate the masses. If we fail to win the battle of ideas, we will see the horrors of history repeated.

This is why, from the beginning, the Mises Institute has been dedicated to educating people outside of the ivory tower in the ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and the Austrian school. Now, to help us with our goal of pushing back against the socialist tides in this country, we turn to the very young student who is just starting to think and make those all-important early connections. If you start with the unfiltered basics, you don't have to unlearn concepts later on.

Economics for Beginners is a series of videos designed to show that economics is not a complicated subject that only people with college degrees can understand, but that economics affects everyone on a daily basis. These short animated videos cover core economic topics, highlighting how economic decisions are a part of our day-to-day life.

Perfect for parents looking to supplement their child's economic education at home or adults looking to broaden their understanding of economics, the series includes discussion questions and additional readings that will ensure no one is fooled by the road to serfdom.

Special thanks to James Kluttz for making this project possible.


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