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The purpose of this course is to illustrate how Austrian monetary economics is used to analyze historical and current events and policies. The course will also cover controversies between Austrian and mainstream monetary theorists in interpreting the causes, consequences, and remedies for important episodes of monetary disorder. Topics will include:
- Rothbard Versus Friedman: Were the 1920s Inflationary? Were the 1930s Deflationary?
- Deflation: Good or Bad?
- The War on Cash
- Who or What Caused the Financial Crisis and Great Recession?
- Beware of False Gold Standards: From Bretton Woods to the Dollar Bill Standard
- World Currency Wars: Who Will Win and Who Will Lose?
Lectures will be Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. They will be recorded and made available for enrolled students to download.