Rothbard's writing always displayed the clarity of a first-rate
mind, but it is listening to him teach that reveals the humor,
the wit, the sheer fun of experiencing his genius.
N. Rothbard: Economics 101 collects onto one MP3CD (advanced
CD players and personal computers) ten hours of lectures and speeches
from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. The price is $40.
is speaking in a small classroom setting, explaining economics
from the ground up, and systematically in the manner of a classic
101 course on the topic but with a revolutionary approach.
Free-wheeling, generously peppered with anecdotes, packed with
humor (and the man's own infectious laughter), Murray Rothbard's
lectures on free-market economics range from the most basic foundation
of supply and demand to the complexities of fractional reserve
banking and the business cycle.
the way, you will learn what money is and what it is not, where
interest and profit come from and what role they play in the conservation
of natural resources, what determines labor wages, what happens
when wages are set artificially through the intervention of the
state, and what role labor unions play in the welfare of those
inside and outside the union.
first seven lectures have been organized so that each one builds
on the others, culminating in a two-hour explanation of banking.
Lecture eight is a whirlwind summary of Misesian economics
"Mises in One Lesson" and the last track of the disc is
an inspiring speech, given shortly after the fall of the Soviet
Union, on the future of Austrian economics.
listening to these ten hours of audio, you will know more real
economics than most econ majors.