Introduction to Austrian Economics (2009 Video Series)
EDIT 12/17/2009: It appears the lecture series has relocated to a new URL:
EDIT 06/10/2010 The URL has moved, again. Here is the correct link:
Unfortunately, the lectures are listed out of order. In the original link, I do know that, "Austrian Economics Today" appeared first, followed by, "Austrians and the Other Schools." Those two pieces should set beginning learners along the right path.
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Home Study Curriculum from the Mises Institute...
The coursework is divided into 52 lessons to cover 52 weeks, a complete year of study that can be pursued at home. With the Home Study Course, you can stick to the schedule or go at your own pace.
The year-long course is prepared by Professor Robert Murphy (PhD, NYU) in consultation with Mises Institute staff and other faculty.
Each week covers one topic, and is tied to an hour-long lecture and related readings. It includes study questions to guide your learning and research. The audio lectures are selected from among hundreds of hours of lectures so that you are given access to the best of the best, with lectures by great Austrian economists ranging over 30 years. (See pricing and further details.).
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Lessons for the Young Economist:
2010 edition of Robert Murphy's introduction to economics textbook Lessons for the Young Economist. Intended for the middle school/high school age brackets. Licensed via Creative Commons and distributed freely through the Mises Institute. (PDF).
Beginner's Economics lectures, (provided by The Teaching Company...)
Thinking about Capitalism:
Thinking about Capitalism provides a historical study of the contributions and potential pitfalls that capitalist theory brings to the human experience. Upon completion, the listener will likely possess an improved understanding of the nuances in the ideas purveyed by economics' most known thinkers.
Purchase here, (items are discounted on occasion), or search eBay or iOffer.com.Course Lecture Titles
1. Why Think about Capitalism?
2. The Greek and Christian Traditions
3. Hobbes's Challenge to the Traditions
4. Dutch Commerce and National Power
5. Capitalism and Toleration—Voltaire
6. Abundance or Equality—Voltaire vs. Rousseau
7. Seeing the Invisible Hand—Adam Smith
8. Smith on Merchants, Politicians, Workers
9. Smith on the Problems of Commercial Society
10. Smith on Moral and Immoral Capitalism
11. Conservatism and Advanced Capitalism—Burke
12. Conservatism and Periphery Capitalism—Möser
13. Hegel on Capitalism and Individuality
14. Hamilton, List, and the Case for Protection
15. De Tocqueville on Capitalism in America
16. Marx and Engels—The Communist Manifesto
17. Marx's Capital and the Degradation of Work
18. Matthew Arnold on Capitalism and Culture
19. Individual and Community—Tönnies vs. Simmel
20. The German Debate over Rationalization
21. Cultural Sources of Capitalism—Max Weber
22. Schumpeter on Innovation and Resentment
23. Lenin's Critique—Imperialism and War
24. Fascists on Capitalism—Freyer and Schmitt
25. Mises and Hayek on Irrational Socialism*
26. Schumpeter on Capitalism's Self-Destruction
27. The Rise of Welfare-State Capitalism
28. Pluralism as Limit to Social Justice—Hayek
29. Herbert Marcuse and the New Left Critique
30. Contradictions of Postindustrial Society
31. The Family under Capitalism
32. Tensions with Democracy—Buchanan and Olson
33. End of Communism, New Era of Globalization
34. Capitalism and Nationalism—Ernest Gellner
35. The Varieties of Capitalism
36. Intrinsic Tensions in Capitalism
Legacies of Great Economists
Who are history's most notable economists? In what ways do their ideas echo across the modern landscape? This series is brief, compared to Thinking about Capitalism but it is still useful for helping one see what these thinkers were trying to accomplish.
Purchase here, (items are discounted on occasion), or search eBay or iOffer.com.1. Before Economics—Mercantilists and Physiocrats
2. Adam Smith and the Birth of Economics
3. The Dismal Science—Thomas Robert Malthus and David Ricardo
4. John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism
5. Karl Marx and Socialism
6. Alfred Marshall and Marginalist Thought
7. The Socialist Calculation Debate*
8. Joseph Schumpeter and Entrepreneurialism
9. John Maynard Keynes and the Keynesian Revolution
10. Milton Friedman and the Rebirth of Classical Economics
* Indicates That Lecture Discusses Austrian Economics