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Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure. A seminar for High School and College Students




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Tomorrow: An Inflation Seminar for High School and College Students

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Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure. A seminar for High School and College Students

Register  here. 

One of the easiest ways for the state to take our money is to inflate away the value of the money we already hold. When governments and central banks work together to create more paper money, the state’s friends and allies benefit while everyone else who holds the now-devalued currency suffers.

In this new seminar for college and high school students from the Mises Institute, our scholars will help students understand the state’s motivation to inflate the currency while examining the many effects of this backdoor method of taxation.

From hyperinflation, to disruption of entrepreneurial planning, to income inequality and to wealth destruction, students will leave this seminar with a detailed and timely knowledge of the way that inflation is being used worldwide to enrich governments and impoverish private citizens.

Attendance is open to homeschool, public, or private high school students and their chaperones or teachers, and college students. Through the generosity of one of our donors this seminar is free to everyone. To attend the live sessions, at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. In addition, all of the sessions will be broadcast live andcan be viewed either from the homepage of or through the Mises Academy on the day of the event.  Special thanks to an anonymous donor for making this event possible.

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Today: Lew Rockwell on the Ben Swann Radio Show

Lew Rockwell writes:

I’ll be on Ben’s radio show from 11:00am-noon central time today.

New Spanish-language Translations

The good people at Instituto Mises Hispano often translate Mises Daily articles into Spanish.

Here are some recent additions for our Spanish-speaking friends:

El euro no está sobrevalorado (ni ninguna otra divisa) by Frank Hollenbeck

¿Por qué la nostalgia de una vieja economía comunista? by Predrag Rajsic

El efecto riqueza: Una creencia en la paradoja del ahorro by Chris Casey

Maquiladoras: Una salida de la pobreza by Benjamin Powell

Dinero fiduciario y ciclos económicos en mercados emergentes by Roger McKinney

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship in March’s ‘The Free Market’

marfmThe March issue of The Free Market is now online featuring David Gordon’s new review of Butler Shaffer’s A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property:

Butler Shaffer’s superb new monograph offers an easy way to unravel the IP puzzles. He starts from a fundamental prin­ciple basic to libertarianism and explains how the implications of this principle shed light on IP issues.

What is this principle? It is that rights stem from “the informal processes by which men and women accord to each other a respect for the inviolability of their lives”… In adopting this stance, Shaffer puts himself at odds with much that passes in our day for wisdom among professors of law.

And Peter Klein discusses how the entrepreneur is at the center of what drives economic growth:

Markets aren’t static, lifeless mathematical constructs but lively, vigorous spaces where people interact and coordinate. Firms, markets, and industries don’t just come into existence by themselves, they have to be created and operated by real people with real responsibility. These people are entrepreneurs, what Mises called the “driving force” of the market economy.

Also in this month’s issue is a wide variety of scholar and alumni notes, and news from the Mises Institute including Gary North’s donation of his 10,000 books, and more.


Apply to Attend Mises University 2014

2013_MU_Group_captionedSMThe deadline for scholarship applications is April 8.

The Mises University is the world’s leading instructional program in the Austrian School of economics. Since 1986, it has been the essential training ground for economists who are looking beyond the mainstream.
The program offers courses, seminars, and reading groups on the whole range of the discipline. A core curriculum presents economic foundations, and more than fifty elective classes explore the entire range of economics, in all levels of advancement.

To apply for a student scholarship, go to the Mises University Application Page in the Mises Academy. You will need to take 1-2 minutes to create a free Mises Academy username if you do not already have one. Once on the application page, you can complete the application form and submit the required documents using the simple upload feature.


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The AERC Is Less Than a Month Away

AERC2014The Austrian Economics Research Conference, the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, begins on March 20th and lasts for three days of lectures, break-out sessions, and discussion.

If you’re looking to get up-to-date on the latest research and scholarship in the Austrian school, this is the place to be. The AERC brings together more Austrians in one place than any other event, so whether you’re working on a new book or article in the Austrian tradition, looking for new research ideas, needing to meet with some Austrian scholars and writers, or just wanting to learn more about the Austrian school, the AERC will get you connected.

The Mises Institute is 90 minutes from the world’s busiest airport (more than 260,000 passengers per day), so it’s pretty easy to get here.

Register now.

Named lectures include:
Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by James Walker: J. Huston McCulloch “Misesian Insights for Modern Macroeconomics”
Murray N. Rothbard Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Helio Beltrao: Peter Klein
F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by Butler Shaffer: Ed Dolan
Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by James Rodney: James Grant
Lou Church Memorial Lecture, Sponsored by the Lou Church Foundation: Andrew P. Napolitano

The New Mises Store Is Now Open

logoThe new improved Mises Store is now open, and it’s easier to navigate than ever. Those who are new to Austrian economics can use new tabs such as “For Beginners” and “The Framework” tab that will guide you through the foundational texts of Austrian economics. The new site will also help you keep track of the latest new releases, what’s popular, and what’s a bargain.

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