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Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 9. Inflation and the Business Cycle: The Collapse of the Keynesian Paradigm

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:13:05]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, July 07, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.

Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary new film is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.

Alan Greenspan is not, we're told, happy about this 42-minute blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America.

(NTSC format for DVD) or (NTSC format for US VCRs)

Mises Institute Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Founding of The Federal Reserve

Recorded in Houston, Texas; October 27, 1984. [1:04:58]

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Founding of The Federal Reserve

Recorded in Houston, Texas; October 27, 1984. [1:04:58]

Murray N. Rothbard Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Culture of Debt and Despair

The Culture of Debt and Despair Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Doug French Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Culture of Debt and Despair

The Culture of Debt and Despair Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Doug French Monday, November 16, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Creating the Next Great Depression

Creating the Next Great Depression Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Thomas J. DiLorenzo Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Creating the Next Great Depression

Creating the Next Great Depression Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Thomas J. DiLorenzo Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery

A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

George Reisman Monday, November 16, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery

A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

George Reisman Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Biggest Lies about Recessions and War

Mark Thornton talks about the Biggest Lies about Recessions and War, at the Prosperity, War & Depression seminar.

Mark Thornton Monday, March 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Five Best Books on the Current Crisis

Five Best Books on the Current Crisis Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

David Gordon Monday, November 16, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Five Best Books on the Current Crisis

Five Best Books on the Current Crisis Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

David Gordon Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) How the Fed is Retarding Recovery

How the Fed is Retarding Recovery Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Robert P. Murphy Monday, November 16, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) How the Fed is Retarding Recovery

How the Fed is Retarding Recovery Various Artists Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure

Robert P. Murphy Monday, November 16, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Bank Failures: Then and Now

Bank Failures: Then and Now Various Artists Depression, Monetary Destruction, and the Path to Sound Money

Doug French Monday, October 05, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Skyscrapers and Business Cycles

A lecture presented remotely from the Mises Institute to Dr. Michael Eisenstein's Finance class at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts; 4 March 2010. Includes a Question and Answer period.

Mark Thornton Friday, March 05, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

Revised Pocket Edition! The second edition of Gold, Peace, and Prosperity is just 4.25" x .4" x 7 " in size. Truly portable and available at volume discounts. The book has been newly type set and all images updated. This is the perfect handout for education of the gold standard.

The book is a quick read that covers the whole history of monetary destruction, providing information that most people have never heard or thought about. In that sense, it is the perfect conversation starter, and it could inspire more reading and activism for sound money.

We produced this beautiful edition for the broadest distribution - an effort to popularize and universalize the cause of sound money.

Author Ron Paul has been the leading champion of sound money in the Congress. He explains why sound money has meant the gold standard. The monograph is written in the clearest possible terms with the goal of explaining the basics of paper money and its effects of inflation, business cycles, and government growth.

He maps out a plan to bring about a dollar that is as good as gold, one that would be protected against manipulation by government and central bankers. Part of that strategy is the minting of a new gold one but the more far-reaching plan involves a redefinition of the dollar and complete monetary competition. This monograph first appeared in 1981, and it has been in wide distribution ever since. But we've never had an edition this beautiful, this affordable, and this handy.

Second Edition
Foreword by Henry Hazlitt
Preface by Murray Rothbard

Ron Paul Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Continuing Housing Bust

Jeffrey Tucker interviews Mises Institute president Douglas E. French. Recorded 20 January 2010.

Doug French Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Modern Monetary Theory: The Austrian Contribution

Joseph Salerno presents Modern Monetary Theory: The Austrian Contribution at the Austrian School of Economics: Revisionist History and Contemporary Theory seminar on June 8th, 2005 at the Mises Institute.

Joseph T. Salerno Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part II

Thomas Woods presents "The Great Depression, World War II and American Prosperity, Part II" at The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective seminar on June 22nd, 2005.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part I

Thomas Woods presents "The Great Depression, World War II and American Prosperity, Part I" at The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective seminar on June 22nd, 2005.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Banking and the Business Cycle

This rare study by C.A. Phillips, together with T.F. McManus and R.W. Nelson, appeared in 1937 as an Austrian-style analysis of the stock market crash and the great depression that followed.

It explores the many theories tossed about at the time, and concludes that the theory "here developed may be called a 'central banking' explanation of the depression. The depth and duration of the depression are held to be the ineluctable consequences of the preceding boom. That boom could never have lasted as long as it did, nor could it have assumed the proportions it attained, under the old National Banking System. The boom and depression were therefore proximately caused by central bank credit expansion."

We can see, then, why Austrian economists have long held this book in high esteem, though it has been nearly impossible to find for many years. Murray Rothbard himself picked it as among the 20 most significant economics books of the 20th century.

Murray N. Rothbard Sunday, February 29, 2004
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Meltdown

Why the heck is this happening to us? What happened to mortgages, to banks, to large retailers, to retirement savings, to stock prices, to the availability of credit? How could so many errors have coincided?

To the media pundits and government officials, this is a market failing that requires the government to take trillions of dollars from you and run the money presses full time. Otherwise we are doomed.

But there is another way to look at the great market collapse of 2008: the whole thing, including the bubble that preceded it, is the fault of the government and the Fed. All attempts to "fix" the problem are like forcing the patient to swallow more of the poison from which he currently suffers.

Mises.org has been making this argument, and warned of the coming crash years ago. But where can you find the argument explained for the average person in a convenient package, without technical jargon and with logic and facts?

Enter Tom Woods with his blockbuster book Meltdown. It's all here, all the information you need to understand what is happening and what to do about it. It is billed as a free-market response to the crisis but it is more precisely an Austrian School response.

He covers the problem of housing subsidies, of low interest loans, of the absurdities of the boom times, and how it was inevitable that they would come to an end. He puts the fault right where it belongs: with the government and the central bank.

He further blasts the political establishment for taking exactly the wrong path in response. Interest rates should be raised, not lowered. Government spending should be cut, not increased. Tax should be reduced. Regulations should be cut, not expanded. On the current path, the bozos in Washington are going to wreck whatever hope for recovery there is.

The great thing about this volume is that it is rooted in serious ideas. We aren't talking about some quicky investment book by a media talking head. Professor Woods is steeped in the ideas of Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard, and never misses a chance to explain the relationship between theory and reality. It contains what might be the clearest explanation of Austrian business cycle theory ever written.

This book is a fantastic weapon in the intellectual battle that is taking place right now. It needs to become a bestseller, and it could. You can do your part by distributing it as widely as possible. History really does hang in the balance.

From the Inside Flap
Is Capitalism the Culprit?

The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market--and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

And the trillions of dollars in federal bailouts? Our politicians' ham-handed attempts to fix the problems they themselves created will only make things much worse. Woods, a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and winner of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award, busts the media myths and government spin. He explains how government intervention in the economy--from the Democratic hobby horse called Fannie Mae to affirmative action programs like the Community Redevelopment Act--actually caused the housing bubble.

Most important, Woods, author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, traces this most recent boom-and-bust--and all such booms and busts of the past century--back to one of the most revered government institutions of all: the Federal Reserve System, which allows busy-body bureaucrats and ambitious politicians to pull the strings of our financial sector and manipulate the value of the very money we use.

Meltdown also provides a timely history lesson to counter the current clamor for a new New Deal. The Great Depression, Woods demonstrates, was only as deep and as long as it was because of the government interventions by Herbert Hoover (no free-market capitalist, despite what your high school history teacher may have taught you) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (no savior of the American economy, in spite of what the mainstream media says). If you want to understand what caused the financial meltdown--and why none of the big-government solutions being tried today will work--Meltdown explains it all.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Monday, June 15, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Revolution of 1913

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; March 17, 20005.  The video version includes a post-lecture Question and Answer session. [55:25]

Thomas J. DiLorenzo Saturday, March 19, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Predicting Booms and Busts

The Hans Sennholz Memorial Lecture, delivered at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference hosted by Grove City College; November 2, 2007. [56:52]

Mark Thornton Monday, November 05, 2007
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Economics of the Gold Standard

Walter Block discusses The Economics of the Gold Standard at Mises University on August 5th, 2004.

Walter Block Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle

Roger Garrison defines the Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle at Mises University on August 3rd, 2004.

Roger W. Garrison Monday, July 11, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Money and Banking

Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses Money and Banking at Mises University on August 3rd, 2004.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Friday, July 08, 2005
Windows Media Video (.wmv) 06. The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part II (video)

Video version of Thomas Woods presenting "The Great Depression, World War II and American Prosperity, Part II" at The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective seminar on June 22nd, 2005.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Windows Media Video (.wmv) 05. The Great Depression, World War II, and American Prosperity, Part I (video)

Video version of Thomas Woods presenting "The Great Depression, World War II and American Prosperity, Part I" at The Truth About American History: An Austro-Jeffersonian Perspective seminar on June 22nd, 2005.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Windows Media Video (.wmv) 05. Modern Monetary Theory: The Austrian Contribution (video)

Video version of Joseph Salerno describing Modern Monetary Theory: The Austrian Contributionat the Austrian School of Economics: Revisionist History and Contemporary Theory seminar on June 8th, 2005.

Joseph T. Salerno Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Gold vs. Government

Burt Blumert discusses Gold vs. Government at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Burton Blumert Monday, March 07, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Gold or Tyranny

Ron Paul asks; "Gold or Tyranny?" at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005. 

Ron Paul Monday, February 28, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Boom and Bust in Property Development

Doug French talks about Boom & Bust in Property Development at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Doug French Monday, February 28, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Fed and the Political Business Cycle

 Thomas DiLorenzo talks about The Fed & the Political Business Cycle at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo Friday, February 25, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Continuing Bull Market in Gold: How High Can It Go?

 Mark Thornton discusses the Continuing Bull Market in Gold: How High Can It Go? at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Mark Thornton Friday, February 25, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Myth of Neutral Interest Rate Policy

Frank Shostak discusses The Myth of Neutral Interest Rate Policy at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.  

Frank Shostak Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) International Markets Panel: Muddling Through Armageddon

International Markets Panel: Muddling Through Armageddon

Panelists: M Mueller, Shostak, Williamson

Recorded at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 18th, 2005.  

Mises Institute Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Where in the World? Best Places for Your Money for 2005

 Adrian Day gives the important & somewhat prophetic talk; "Where in the World? Best Places for Your Money in 2005" at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Adrian Day Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Falling Dollar: Our Currency - Their Problem?

 Antony Mueller discusses "The Falling Dollar: Our Currency - Their Problem?" at the Austrian Economics and Financial Markets Conference in Las Vegas, February 2005.

Antony P. Mueller Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Inflation During the Civil War

Mark Thornton discusses Inflation During the Civil War at this 2004 Austrian Workshop.

Mark Thornton Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Money, Mexico, and Mañana

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. gives his talk, "Money, Mexico, and Mañana" at the Money, Banking, and the New World Order supporters summit in Houston, Texas in 1995.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Theory Meets Praxis: The Austrian Business Cycle Theory in Today's Economy

Sean Corrigan gives his talk, "Theory Meets Praxis: The Austrian Business Cycle Theory in Today's Economy" at the 2004 Austrian Scholars Conference

Sean Corrigan Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Great Depression

"The Great Depression" by Robert LeFevre.

Robert LeFevre Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Gold and Banking

"Gold and Banking" by Robert LeFevre.

Robert LeFevre Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Wealth and Politics

"Wealth and Politics" by Robert LeFevre.

Robert LeFevre Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Economic Culture of Boom and Bust

Peter G. Klein discusses the Economic Culture of Boom and Bust at the Prosperity, War & Depression seminar.

Peter G. Klein Monday, March 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Did Greenspan Deserve Another Term?

Joseph T. Salerno asks the question, "Did Greenspan Deserve Another Term?" at the Prosperity, War & Depression seminar.

Joseph T. Salerno Monday, March 01, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Politics of Recession

Morgan O. Reynolds talks about The Politics of Recession at the Prosperity, War & Depression seminar.

Morgan O. Reynolds Monday, March 01, 2004
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