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Broken Capitalism

Econ_BC_2013_C — with David Gordon

Cost: $49   Length: 6 Lectures
Format: Independent Study
Status: Open for enrollment

This course will use some of the best writing of Henry Hazlitt and Ludwig von Mises to study state intervention into the market and its pernicious effects.

Syllabus

Lecture 1
Economic Policy by Ludwig von Mises | Third Lecture: “Interventionism”
Lecture 2
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises | Introduction
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt | Chs. 1 “The Lesson,” 2 “The Broken Window,” and 3 “The Blessings of Destruction”
Lecture 3
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises | Ch. 1 “Interference by Restriction”
Rothbard | The Free Market (Making Economic Sense) and Myth 10 (“Ten Great Economic Myths”)
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt | Ch. 11 “Who’s ‘Protected’ by Tariffs”
Lecture 4
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises | Ch. 2 “Interference by Price Control”
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt | Chs. 17 “Government Price Fixing” and 18 “Minimum Wage Laws”
Lecture 5
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises | Ch. 3 “Inflation and Credit” Expansion
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt | Ch. 22 “The Mirage of Inflation”
Lecture 6
Interventionism: An Economic Analysis by Ludwig von Mises | Ch. 4 “Confiscation and Subsidies”
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt | Chs. 5 “Taxes Discourage Production” and 14 “Saving the X Industry”

Independent Study

Independent study courses are courses that were presented live in the past. These courses are now offered at a discount to anyone who wants to study independently. All courses include lecture recordings, slides, a complete hyper-linked syllabus, automatically-graded quizzes, and a discussion forum. Professors are not available for academic support for these independent study courses.