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Economics in One Lesson (Seminar for High-School Students, Sponsored by Anastasia Thiele)

November 19

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The Mises Institute educates young students through our website and publications. Here is a one-day seminar just for high-school students -- with a particular focus on homeschoolers.Click to download a high-resolution version of photograph.

There is no charge at all for this event. It does provide an excellent introduction to the whole field of economics and why it matters to understand history and society and the ups and downs of civilization itself. Without economic understanding, we are left without a critical tool for understanding vast amounts of the social sciences.

The high-school years are the perfect time to begin to introduce economic logic as a discipline. But too often, economics is presented as if it has nothing to do with real life. In fact, it is the very pith of life, as this seminar will show. It might be the first step to a lifetime romance with the subject.

Come join us to discover the theory and application of five critical concepts in economics: exchange, opportunity cost, the division of labor, entrepreneurship, and inflation.

Speakers include Douglas French, Matthew McCaffrey, Robert Murphy, Mark Thornton and Jeffrey Tucker.

Schedule: (Central Time)
9:30 a.m.   Registration and coffee
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m.  Mark Thornton "Why Does Economics Matter?"
10:45 a.m.  Robert Murphy  "The Division of Labor"
11:15 a.m.  Discussion and refreshments
11:30 a.m.  Matthew McCaffrey "Business and Economic Change"
noon            lunch
1:00 p.m.    Douglas French "Modern Banking: Creating Booms and Busts"
1:30 p.m.    Jeffrey Tucker "How to Improve Society"
2:00 p.m.    Adjourn

(Optional tours of the Institute are available after adjournment.)

If you or your group will attend, please register using the form below or contact Kristy Holmes by November 18.  You may also call us at 334-321-2100 to register. There is no registration fee.   If you would like to order a boxed lunch for $8, please contact Kristy.

The Mises Bookstore will be open and speakers are happy to autograph books.

If you are unable to attend, here's the link to the live broadcast.  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/economics-in-one-lesson

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