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Houston Seminar for High-School Students (Sponsored by Jeremy Davis)

January 21

Houston, Texas

The Mises Institute educates young students through our website and publications. Here is a half-day seminar just for high-school students -- with a particular focus on homeschoolers.

Media archive of this event.

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.

Lew Rockwell
Douglas French
Bob Higgs

Schedule:   Ballroom, near main lobby, Hilton Houston Post Oak
9:30 a.m.   Registration and coffee
9:50 a.m.   Welcome
10:00 a.m.  Douglas French  "Ben Bernanke: Loose Talk and Loose Money"
10:30 a.m.  Bob Higgs  "Applying Economics to American History"
11:00 a.m.  Break
11:15 a.m .  Lew Rockwell  "Parallel Lives"
Noon            Adjourn

If you or your group will attend, please email Kristy Holmes or call her at 334-321-2101 by January 11.   There is no registration fee.  Attendance is limited to high-school students and their chaperones.  In addition to the following group form, chaperones must provide a list of attending students on school letterhead, or in the case of homeschools, a list of students and their year of birth.  This can be faxed to 734-448-8148 or  emailed .

Location: This event will take place at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas.  Parking is available at the Hilton: valet is $13 for the day or $25 overnight and the parking garage on-site is $6 for the day on Friday.   For accommodations at the Hilton Post Oak, call 713-961-9300.  

The Mises Bookstore will be open on Saturday, January 22, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm in the Ballroom of the Houston Hilton Post Oak, in conjunction with the Mises Circle.   Discount coupons will be available at the high-school seminar for high-school attendees who wish to shop at the bookstore on January 22.

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