Of Markets & Men:A Visual Introduction to Austrian Economics

The study of real choices made by real people as the only way to make economic sense of the world in which we live.
  • Lectures 31
  • Video 4 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

If you want to better understand human behavior and the economic consequences of it, or if you want to take more control of decisions in your own life, you should have a solid understanding of economics.

Human beings are not robots or mindless automatons, and thus our behaviors cannot be predicted with mathematical formulas, so methods of physical sciences are not appropriate to explain human activity. That is why your previous economic study was probably meaningless to you and why you might run away from this subject like a building on fire.

In contrast, Austrian economics fits nicely with common sense and the reality of everyday human behavior on the ground, and it is easy for the average person to understand. Conventional economics deals much more in the abstract and artificial, and only is meaningful to advanced practitioners. If economics is the study of human behavior, what kind of economics can’t be understood by the average person?

Correct choices taken in the real world are important to your well-being, and when you finally understand proper economic principles, the world will make more sense to you in an exhilarating way. You will see things more clearly and think more independently.

In these times, economic understanding is more important than ever and knowing how things really work is priceless. That's why this course is packed with value.

It features 30 video lessons of 5-8 minutes, presented in compelling and informative visual style. You can finish the course material in about 3 hours, and at the end there is a comprehensive and challenging quiz (100 questions) to test your grasp of the material.

The instructor welcomes questions and feedback from students.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 31 lectures and 4 hours of content!
  • Understand human behavior as it relates to economics
  • Apply understanding to your own life
  • Enjoy and understand economics more than you ever expected

What is the target audience?

  • Curious minds of any age
  • Homeschooling students and families
  • University level business students
  • Young people concerned about their economic futures

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Curriculum

Section 1: Foundations
Reality and reason
Preview
06:47
Self-ownership
04:42
Do no harm: non-aggression
05:37
Scarcity
05:20
Property rights
04:53
The rule of law
08:05
Section 2: Fundamentals
Liberty and the market economy
05:02
Studying economics
07:36
Subjective value
06:22
Action
07:09
Marginal utility
04:58
Social cooperation (part 1)
05:22
Social cooperation (part 2)
04:26
Social cooperation (part 3)
06:23
Indirect exchange
05:37
Money
06:29
Prices (part 1)
06:07
Prices (part 2)
06:00
Production and consumption
05:27
Time Preference
06:48
Savings
06:27
Capital structure
06:14
Banking
08:10
Reaction to fractional reserve banking
08:53
Interest, the interest rate, and the capitalist
11:19
Resource maximization
06:08
The entrepreneur: anticipate and build
07:45
The entrepreneur: profit & loss
06:39
The laborer
06:16
Summary
08:11
Final Exam
100 questions
Lesson Materials (30 page PDF)
30 slides

Instructor Biography

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Fast Uptake provides high-quality educational learning materials to students in digital and/or mobile environments. In today's visual-oriented world, our methodology emphasizes clear visual instructional materials presented in original and interesting ways. Our carefully selected instructors are always available and welcome student questions and feedback.

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