Introductory and High School

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Ben Bernanke: Loose Talk and Loose Money

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banks

01/24/2011Audio/Video
The Federal Reserve Chairman, Bernanke, calls a fall in purchasing power of the dollar by over 95% stable . Interest rates have been pushed to zero. Continual inflation is deliberate and designed. Bernanke pretends he knows what he is doing.
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Applying Economics to American History

U.S. HistoryAustrian Economics Overview

01/24/2011Audio/Video
You must know basic economics in order to understand historic events. Human Action is the basic book. Economic laws determine the way people cooperate by exchanging property rights, by dividing their labor, and by subjectively calculating prices.
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Business and Economic Change

Free MarketsAustrian Economics Overview

11/20/2010Audio/Video
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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How to Improve Society

Free MarketsAustrian Economics Overview

11/20/2010Audio/Video
The Gilded Age ushered in industrial leaders in capitalistic achievement. Success in the world of commerce reflected certain characteristics.
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Modern Banking: Creating Booms and Busts

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

11/20/2010Audio/Video
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?

Austrian Economics Overview

11/20/2010Audio/Video
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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The Division of Labor

Austrian Economics Overview

11/20/2010Audio/Video
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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What is Sound Money?

Money and BanksAustrian Economics Overview

05/01/2010Audio/Video
Sound money even sounds heavier than unsound money. Gold and silver originated on the market and reigned as the preferred money because the metals were easily portable, homogeneous, highly divisible, highly durable, and naturally scarce. Paper has none of those attributes.
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Technology and the Market

Free Markets

05/01/2010Audio/Video
Tech advances only happen under freedom, they do not just happen. Collectives do not make technology, only individuals do. Eliminating taxes would encourage investments. Tearing down all interventions and regulations would free enterprise.
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Is Healthcare a Basic Human Right?

HealthPolitical Theory

05/01/2010Audio/Video
When government assigns positive rights to others, some of us will be forced to pay for it. No right to healthcare is a legitimate right.
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