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.
12 reviews for Of Markets & Men:A Visual Introduction to Austrian Economics
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Jorge Besada –
I really appreciate the effort that went into creating this course. Kudos to Fast Uptake and everyone involved in helping spread such vital knowledge. Mises would have been proud for your efforts in “the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.”
“Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us.” Mises
Spurgeon Brooks –
The course is an amazing introduction to Austrian economics. It gives key examples and fundamentals and the visuals and narration add a unique appeal. The delivery of this course was simple and inspiring. This is valuable information and I highly recommend this course
Eric Brouwer –
Clear, and concise. Great content thus far. Well-done.
Ariel Bruno Bircz –
I like the course, and I’m learning a lot.
Still, the voice is a little hard to follow for me (maybe bc english isn’t my first language), and I need to pause the video to take a look at the presentation a lot, it is hard to follow without stopping to take a closer look at the presentation and think.
But anyways it’s a great course and explains things clearly and with examples and quotes. Recommended.
Joseph Abruzzo –
This is a great basic course on Austrian Economics. It provides a nice comparative to today’s economic mindset. Most significantly, it recognizes the importance of the individual “as” an individual and not just some nondescript/impersonal aggregate “thing” in the economy for the benefit of the State’s ability to measure “things”. — The Instructor’s explanations are clear and understandable. The explanations follow seamlessly from visual aid to visual aid, section by section. All concepts are explained and connected to each new concept in a straightforward and understandable manner.
Quentin Danziger –
Awesome! This visual learning is clear, concise and memorable. I’ve never seen anything explained with visuals like this. I want more.
Anonymized User –
Lecture one needed greater emphasis on the action axiom. Property rights are important but in regards to economics I think discussion on the nature of reality and self ownership is important but not nearly as important as the action axiom. Action should’ve been discussed more in this lecture.
Lecture two diverged too far into political theory. Libertarianism overlaps with Austrian economics but the two aren’t exactly the same. Someone listening to this lecture without knowing the title of the course would think this is a lecture on libertarianism.
Lecture three gave a description of the non-aggression principle (a libertarian principle) but mislabeled it the Golden Rule. The NAP is a minimum requirement of the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule calls for positive action, i.e., to do to others what you’d like them to do to you. The NAP is the negative minimum requirement of The Golden Rule. Negative in the sense that it calls for non-action, i.e., to not do to others what you wouldn’t want done to you.
Other than the small mistake in lecture three, I believe the points made in lectures one and two are good and correct, but the information offered is emphasized towards a direction of political theory when it should be emphasized towards economics. I think focusing more on the action axiom would be better.
I will revise my review as I continue with the lectures.
Donna Anoskey –
The visuals are well done and helped me to understand some ideas which I had trouble with previously.
Alejandro Mario Lalla Dodds –
Excellent, exceeded my expectations.
Seth J. Connell –
Very fast-paced. Easy to stay focused and interested!
Brian Graybeal –
I am hopeful the “fundamentals” will be better. The ‘foundations’ is a mess.
Melissa Ingram –
It’s quite an interesting look at human behavior and economics in one, im gonna keep going