Friday, January 27, 2012
March Madness: Bernanke versus Rothbard, Salerno and Thornton
The Federal Reserve Board has just announced that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver a series of lectures aimed at college students.
Beginning on March 20, he will lead four classes on "The Federal Reserve and its Role in Today's Economy" as part of a course offered to undergraduates at the George Washington University School of Business. The class will feature a variety of speakers who will discuss central banking. Chairman Bernanke's lectures are scheduled for March 20, 22, 27 and 29 and will begin at 12:45 pm EDT.
Online viewing will be available to the public at www.ustream.tv/channel/federalreserve . After the lectures, the Board will post transcripts and video recordings at www.federalreserve.gov.
To ensure that students of the Fed receive all perspectives, I will be posting videos here on opposing views, on the same days as Bernanke lectures. Bernanke's lectures are at 12:45 PM and I will post videos here six hours later at 6:45 PM and I will moderate and open the comment section to discussion. Hopefully, we can get a great debate going.
Here's what I will be posting opposite Bernanke.
On March 20: The Founding of The Federal Reserve by Murray Rothbard
On March 22: From Hoover to Roosevelt: The Federal Reserve and the Financial Elites by Murray Rothbard (Narrated by Matthew Mezinskis)
On March 27: The Federal Reserve as a Confidence Game: What They Were Saying in 2007 by Mark Thornton
On March 29: Economists and the Myths of Central Banking by Joseph T. Salerno
And we will go into overtime on March 30 with:
The Immoral Federal Reserve by Lew Rockwell
and the final shot by Murray Rothbard: What is the proper role of the Federal Reserve?