Economics for High School Students

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Money, Banking and the Current Mess

Money and BanksAustrian Economics Overview

11/21/2009Audio/Video
Money originates by free markets via barter and gold and silver, not by governments via fiat. A story of Halloween candy demonstrates this. The double coincidence of wants is solved by money. Money that will last will be six things: generally marketable, divisible, high value per unit weight (...

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The Core of What Economics Teaches

Austrian Economics Overview

11/21/2009Audio/Video
Free market capitalism coordinates every stage of every production desired by consumers as if by magic. Knowing Austrian economics will allow you to see which public policies are disastrous to this productivity. Unintended consequences, opportunity cost, and pricing theory are fundamental concepts...

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The Economics of Recycling

The EnvironmentAustrian Economics Overview

11/21/2009Audio/Video
Recycling happens naturally when there is market demand for waste items like plastic, paper, metal or glass, but mandated recycling does more harm than good. When do you know that recycling is worthy? You know when some person or business asks to buy your particular waste from you, not when some...

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Technology and Social Change

Media and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

11/21/2009Audio/Video
Producers really are slaves to their consumers. Destruction & Production can be called Power & Market. Technology like the printing press was initially feared. It would put scribes out of business. Technology describes each generation in our human-built world.

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Applying Economics to American History

U.S. HistoryAustrian Economics Overview

11/21/2009Audio/Video
Understanding economics helps you see history better. American workers, although only lightly unionized, were more productive than others. All high standards of living are due to free markets. Governments destroy this.

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