Keynes vs Hayek Rap Videos
These are a couple of awesome videos showing two past economic giants debating in a rap… not the sort of thing you normally associate with economics 🙂 The guys at EconStories who made these deserve a big round of applause for making an often dry subject exciting. If you can follow it, Hayek (especially in the first vid) nicely explains some of the themes of this blog.
There’s a ton of great info out on the web, especially at the Mises Institute, where many books can be downloaded for free (or purchased in their store if you insist on dead-tree versions)
Those most relevant to central banking:
Honest Money, Gary North [PDF/ePub]. A look at the role of central banks and inflation from a Biblical Perspective.
What has Government Done to our Money?, Murray N. Rothbard. [PDF/ePub]. A great overview of how money works in a free market, and how governments have consistently debased currencies, leading to all sorts of problems.
The Case Against the Fed, Murray N. Rothbard [PDF/ePub]. Arguing for the end of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank.
A couple providing a good overview of Austrian economics:
Lessons for the Young Economist, Robert P. Murphy [PDF/ePub]. A great introduction to economics without getting too technical.
Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt [PDF, 1.3MB]. A classic work that takes an all-too-common fallacy, that of the broken window, and applies it to numerous economic issues, like protectionism, minimum wage laws and goverment spending.