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Economics for Beginners

There are few sites that rank with the Mises Institute in terms of teaching economics to beginners. It is a valuable resource for basic economics as well as advanced economics. Their approach is virtually devoid of graphs and numbers.

I recommend it highly. Try the following to see their simplest approach to the complex subject of money (to understand inflation and hidden “taxation” via the money supply):

Want to learn more about money?

This series was inspired by Murray Rothbard’s classic introduction, What Has Government Done to Our Money?, available for free in PDF, HTML, and Audiobook, and for purchase from the Mises Bookstore.

To learn more about the operations of the Federal Reserve, check out Bob Murphy’s book, Understanding Money Mechanics, available for free in PDF and HTML, and for purchase from the Mises Bookstore.

Please visit for Mises Wire articles (written and audio), Power & Market blog posts, downloadable PDF and HTML books, podcasts, seminars, lectures, and so much more.

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