Online Seminar about Money for High School Students

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

A Seminar for High School Students

Presented by The Mises Institute

November 9, 2012
Auburn, Alabama (AND ONLINE)

A seminar for high-school students hosted at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Attendance is open to homeschooled, public, or private high-school students and their chaperones or teachers.  There is no fee for on-site attendance, but pre-registration is required using the form.  For others who are interested in participating in this event, online attendance is available through Mises Academy.Topics:

Students will explore the fascinating phenomenon of money.
  • What is money?
  • How did it come about?
  • What is its function?
  • Should the government be involved with it, or should it be left to the market?
Mises Institute scholars will answer all these questions, using clear explanations and helpful examples.  They will also discuss the modern history of money in American and Europe.  Topics covered will also include:
  • commodity money (gold, silver, etc)
  • paper money
  • banking
  • inflation
  • central banking
  • “Gresham’s Law”
  • the gold standard
  • the history of the Federal Reserve, and more.
The economic crisis we are in is due largely to unsound money, which in turn is due to an unsound understanding of money among the public.  But thankfully, money and monetary policy has become one of the hottest topics among public-minded young people.  This means there is hope for the future.
Students who attend this seminar, either in person or online, will be off to a great start in their monetary studies.  It can set them on the path toward becoming an advocate of sound money, as well as becoming informed enough to make future financial decisions that wisely take into account the government’s monetary meddling.
Faculty:
Dr. Joseph Salerno, Pace University and the Mises Institute
Dr. Mark Thornton, Auburn University and the Mises Institute
Daniel Sanchez, Editor, Mises.org & Director of Mises Institute Online Learning
Matthew McCaffrey, University of Angers
Tentative Schedule:
Registration and Coffee 8:30 a.m. Central Time
First session begins at 9:00 a.m.
Last session is a Q&A Panel that ends at Noon.

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