YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Mises Institute
  • Economist: Obama’s Affordable College Plan Will Backfire

    An economist at a leading libertarian think tank argues President Barack Obama and Congress’ recently successful effort to keep interest rates for college loans artificially low will eventually increase overall tuition costs and hurt higher education’s longterm health in many ways. Dr. Mark Thornton, an economist at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, said in an …

  • The Science of Human Action

    This was the opening lecture of this year’s Mises University, which is the 25th anniversary.  I was fortunate enough to see this lecture of Hans-Hermann Hoppe live.

  • A Brief History of Inflation

    Hyperinflation is an intriguing subject and one which YAL members (as supporters of the free market) are undoubtedly very familiar with. However, many of us often hear only examples of the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe; this Mises Institute video discusses so much more. You will learn what most professors and educators will not teach you. …

  • Mises Goes Wiki

    For anyone interested in learning more on the soundness of freemarket economics via the Austrian perspective, check out the Mises Wiki sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. As a still ever growing work in progress, the Mises Wiki already contains 225 articles and a number of pages dedicated to resources on literature, concepts, issues, …

  • Tom Woods: We Who Dared to Say No to War

    Thanks to Mises.org.

  • Lessons for the Young Economist

    Dr. Robert Murphy of the Mises Institute has recently completed Lessons for the Young Economist, a textbook meant to serve as a beginners’ guide to sound economics in the Austrian tradition.  It’s aimed toward late middle to high school aged students and homeschoolers. In the fall, Dr. Murphy will be teaching Principles of Economics at …

  • Mises Academy Update: Upcoming Courses

    With the inaugural course of the Mises Academy now coming to a close, I just wanted to give a quick update on other upcoming classes. Beginning July 5 – The Road to Serfdom: Despotism, Then and Now with Thomas J. DiLorenzo Beginning September 6 – The New Deal: History, Economics and Law with Tom Woods …

  • Cockerill Interviews David Henderson

    David Henderson, economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey California, research scholar the Hoover Institute, and columnist for antiwar.com and LewRockwell.com, was kind enough to do an interview with me recently. David discussed the liberty-movement leaders young people ought to emulate, the problems he sees with the Austrian Theory of the business cycle, …

  • The Mises Institute

    Consider applying to the Mises University. Learn more here.

  • “What Happens in Jekyll Island Stays in Jekyll Island?”

    I envy those of you who  attended the Mises Institute’s “Birth and Death of the Fed” conference  on Jekyll Island, GA.  Not only did you get to learn from superb scholars and mingle  with fellow libertarians, but — if your mind works anything like mine —  you  enjoyed  imagining  just what those rich powermongers were planning, so long ago, on that same  island  you now found …