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

April 11-12 2014

Auburn, Alabama

Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure

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 and
can be viewed either from the homepage of Mises.org or through the Mises Academy
on the day of the event.  Special thanks to an anonymous donor for making this event possible.


Printable Poster for Display

Preliminary Schedule: (Central time)

9:30 a.m.  Registration begins, Bookstore open
9:50 a.m.  Welcome, Jeff Deist
10:00 a.m. Mark Thornton "What is Money?"
10:20 a.m.
Joseph Salerno "Hyperinflation"
10:40 a.m. Break, Bookstore open
10:50 a.m.
Daniel Sanchez "Inflation as a Stealth Tax"
11:10 a.m. Peter Klein "How Inflation Hurts Businesses and Entrepreneurs" 
11:30 a.m. Speaker panel with Q&A
noon          Adjourn, Bookstore open


The Mises Bookstore will be open throughout the day, with student discounts.


Driving directions to the Mises Institute. Free parking in the front of the Mises Institute, with additional parking behind the Institute on Ann Street.

Publicity Waiver: Registering for this event gives the Mises Institute permission to take photos of attendees and use the photos for fundraising purposes. By this authorization, attendees understand and agree that no participant shall receive renumeration and that all rights, title and interest to the photos and use of them belongs to the Mises Institute.

To attend in Auburn please use the form below.  Or contact Kristy Holmes at 334-321-2101 or email her.



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