The Mises Institute educates young students through our website and publications. Here is a FREE one-day seminar just for high-school students — with a particular focus on homeschoolers.
In this seminar, 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. (See Mises.org for details.)
The seminar, which begins at 9:00 a.m. central time and ends at noon, takes place at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Registration is complimentary and is open to all public, private, and homeschooled high-school students and their chaperones.
Reserve a place for your group now!
If you or your group will attend, register by November 5 at mises.org/events or email Kristy Holmes. You may also call us at 334.321.2100 or 800.636.4737 to register. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required.