The Miracles of Capitalism: High-School Seminar in Auburn (Sponsored by Dr. Don W. Printz)
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.
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 important to every area of life, as this seminar will show.
Sessions take place at the Mises Institute, 518 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama.
Each attendee receives a complimentary book about free-market economics.
9:00 a.m. Registration, refreshments, Bookstore open
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:45 a.m. Douglas French "Money is Work"
10:15 a.m. Matthew McCaffrey, University of Angers, "How Do People Make Economic Decisions?"
10:45 a.m. Discussion and refreshments, Bookstore open
11:00 a.m. Mark Thornton "The Tale of Two Invisible Hands"
11:30 a.m. Jeffrey Tucker "Capitalism is Life Itself"
noon Xavier Mera, University of Angers and Lucia Manzi, University of Milan "The life of an international economics student"
12:10 p.m. All-speaker panel
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
Numerous lunch locations are in the Toomer's Corner area very close to the Mises Institute.