Money: History and Controversies

November 8-11, 2015

Money has been used as a medium of exchange since ancient times. It affects not only economics, but also history, politics, and culture. This second CCA of the 2015-2016 academic year, co-sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series, will examine the history of money, as well as money-related controversies.


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Sunday, November 8

4:00 pm           “The History of Money: An Overview”
                           Kenneth R. Calvert
                           Headmaster, Hillsdale Academy
                           Associate Professor of History, Hillsdale College

8:00 pm           “How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy”
                           Steve Forbes
                           Chairman, Forbes Media
                           Author, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy

Monday, November 9

4:00 pm           “Milton Friedman and Monetarism”
                           Robert Barro
                           Harvard University

8:00 pm           “Money in American History"
                           John Steele Gordon
                           Author, Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power

Tuesday, November 10

4:00 pm           “How to Think About the Federal Reserve”
                           Peter Schiff
                           President and CEO, Euro Pacific Capital
                           Author, The Real Crash

8:00 pm           “The Problem of Crony Capitalism Today”
                           William Walton
                           Founder, Rappahannock Ventures

Wednesday, November 11

4:00 pm           Faculty Roundtable


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