Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure. A seminar for High School and College Students
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.
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. Daniel Sanchez "Inflation as a Stealth Tax"
10:40 a.m. Break, Bookstore open
10:50 a.m. Peter Klein "How Inflation Hurts Businesses and Entrepreneurs"
11:10 a.m. Joseph Salerno "Hyperinflation"
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.