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Mises University 2010 Part 2

July 27, 2010 by

Today I met a charming young girl whose business card reads

“Campaign for Liberty Coordinator: offering servicers as a public speaker, political activist and web designer.”  

The young girl went on to tell me that she has been involved in Austrian Economics for about two years now and hopes to continue her learning with an online course at the Mises Academy. I mentioned that Bob Murphy will be conducting a Principles of Economics class this coming September that may be of interest to her. She smiled, but said she wanted something more rigorous than a principles course; she wanted something to “really challenge me”.  

This charming young girl just turned 17.

Welcome to Mises University


Bruce Koerber July 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm

How about exploring ethical economics, that is sure to be challenging in many ways. The sometimes blurred distinctions between means and ends opens a doorway that few have yet to enter.

Shay July 28, 2010 at 7:03 am

Do you mean that many have yet to enter?

Bruce Koerber July 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

Yes, thank you.

Dave Albin July 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Was it Savannah Liston, by chance? She is in the local media around where I live. She has a youtube channel with some of her speeches.

Dawn Grant July 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm

It warms my heart to see how far we have come as women. To see a young woman able to stand in her power with such ease gives me rise to believe my daughter, now 5 years old, will some day be as Marianne Williamson says, “… powerful beyond measure.”

Thank you for the vision,
Hypnotist Smoking

Alistair July 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

A girl doing free market economics? She must be a slave of patriarchy to mix with you Misesian chauvinist pigs. She should be in the sociology and gender studies classes! How dare you Austrian’s indoctrinate a young woman and tell her what kind of life she should lead…

Okay, I can’t handle faking feminism anymore, it’s sickening even when one is satirizing it.
Always great to see women interested in real economics. I’ve tried to explain it to my girlfriends and the other women in my life, and their eyes glaze over or they tell me they “don’t care about politics” or some such.
I should probably save and get myself to Auburn and remedy this fact.

Joe Peric July 28, 2010 at 8:53 am

I’d be enjoying the videos a little more if I could hear them. :(

Why is every non-annoying video on the Internet so quiet these days? Car commercials blow my eardrums, and lecturers can barely make themselves audible. :/

I hope you’re all having fun, all the same!

James Hunt July 28, 2010 at 9:55 am

I love it, I wish I would have discovered Austrian Economics at her age. That is fantastic!

Curt Howland July 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

I think AlGore’s “Information Superhighway” so frightened the actual scientists and engineers at the National Science Foundation, that after his election in 1992 and before he was installed as vice president (and effectively their boss), they threw open the routing tables and repealed the rule denying “commercial content” on the “Internet”.

What a massive explosion it’s been since.

As you say, if only. I know what I would have done at 17 if the resources available now had been available, I would have run, not walked, away from the government schools and gotten a real education!

Latisha April 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

HHIS I soudhl have thought of that!

Savannah Liston July 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

yes, it is me. :) I just realized this morning I was “famous”–being mentioned on the Mises blog. Here’s my youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/savannahliston
And my website, http://www.savannahliston.com. I’m thoroughly enjoying my week at Mises U, and absolutely thrilled that although I am only 17 and have never taken any official economic classes (besides those on the Mises site) I was given a scholarship to attend Mises U. I’m truly honored by this opportunity, and I know it will not go to waste.

dave b July 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

Just fantastic. While I’m not that young, I started just 2 years ago with Mises.org at 26. I have not stopped listening and reading all the free media. It has changed my life.

Guesser July 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I have heard Savannah Liston speak at Tea Parties and also radio interviews. She is truely an amazing and knowledgable person at only 17. Economics is hard enough for the average person, sometimes she makes sound so easy. I heard she even started a Mises Circle Discussion Group in her area. I would like to see her replace Timmy Geithner ASAP and get this Country back on track.

Doug Bach August 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

wooo! Go Savannah! Let me know when you start teaching classes, and I will be in the front row! :-)

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