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The Human Action Podcast features in-depth interviews on current topics in economics through an Austro-libertarian lens.
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FDR's War Against Civil Liberties

Historian David Beito has a new book from the Independent Institute titled, "The New Deal's War on the Bill of Rights." He joins Bob to discuss issues such as the Japanese concentration camps and the government's mass surveillance of telegrams.David's new book, The New Deal's War on the Bill of Rights: Mises.org/HAP444aHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Ron Paul's Gold, Peace, and Prosperity: Mises.org/HAPodFree
4/12/20240
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Simon Guenzl vs. Dave Smith on Open Borders

Simon Guenzl joins Bob to push back on Dave Smith's recent appearance, where Dave had made the case against open borders. Guenzl has published a libertarian critique of the Hoppean framework. The debate revolves around the status of government property. Bob plays devil's advocate, especially with a lightning round of "hard cases" for Guenzl at the end.Simon's paper, "Public Property and the Libertarian Immigration Debate" in Libertarian Papers: Mises.org/HAP443aDave Smith on Open Borders: Mises.org/HAP443bBob on Blockades and Immigration in a Voluntary Society: Mises.org/HAP443cHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
4/12/20240
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Are American Libertarians Unduly Pessimistic?

Nick Gillespie, editor-at-large for Reason, recently got into a friendly dispute with Bob over whether American libertarians were being too pessimistic. He joins Bob to make the case for optimism, while Bob demurs.Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
4/5/20240
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Making the Case for Private Law and Defense From Scratch

On March 26 Bob gave this talk at Oklahoma State, where he was invited by the Free Enterprise Society. He assumed the students had no prior knowledge of the topic and made the case, from scratch, for a voluntary society with privately provided legal and defense services.Bob's article, "Libertarian Law and Military Defense" in Libertarian Papers: Mises.org/HAP441aHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
3/29/20240
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Ryan McMaken on the History and Benefits of Secession

Ryan McMaken recently gave a talk at Oklahoma State outlining the history of secessions and making the case that they promote liberty and peace. He joins Bob to discuss his major themes and to address common objections.Ryan's Talk at Oklahoma State: Mises.org/HAP440aBreaking Away: The Case for Secession: Mises.org/HAP440bHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFreeEnter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
3/23/20240
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Why We Don't Need Government Funding for "Moonshots"

Christian Sandström is a Swedish economist who joins Bob to discuss his new (co-edited) book, which makes the case that massive government funding projects aren't necessary to promote science or industrial growth.Dr. Sandströmm's Moonshots and the New Industrial Policy: Mises.org/HAP439aHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFreeEnter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
3/15/20240
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Tom DiLorenzo on Antitrust, Abe Lincoln, and the Future of the Austrian School

Tom DiLorenzo spent a long and productive career in academia before assuming his current position as president of the Mises Institute. He joins Bob to discuss his early days getting into economics, and some of his important work on antitrust policy. He also discusses his popular books on Abraham Lincoln. Though it all, Tom stresses the importance of the Austrian viewpoint.Tom's Paper on the Origins of Antitrust: Mises.org/HAP438aNullification: An Interview with a Zombie: Mises.org/HAP438bHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFreeEnter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
3/8/20240
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The Fed's Milkshake Brings All the Foreigners to the Yard

Brent Johnson of Santiago Capital created the "dollar milkshake" theory, which says that in a global sovereign debt crisis, the USD, gold, and US stock market will all rise. He joins Bob for a friendly disagreement over the dynamics of a decline in foreign demand to hold USD.The ZeroHedge Debate: Mises.org/HAP437aBob's Post-Game Analysis of the Debate: Mises.org/HAP437bBrent Johnson Explains The Dollar Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP437cBob's Article, 'What Does "Debt-Based" Money Imply for Interest Payments?': Mises.org/HAP437dHuman Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFreeEnter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
3/1/20240
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Does Libertarianism Require Support for Open Borders?

Dave Smith makes the Rothbardian/Hoppean case for government restriction on immigration, arguing that it's a second-best solution given the undeniable fact of government control of "public" property. Bob plays devil's advocate to raise possible objections to Dave's framework. Rothbard, "Nations by Consent": Mises.org/HAP436a Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "On Free Immigration and Forced Integration": Mises.org/HAP436b Bryan Caplan, "A Radical Case for Open Borders": Mises.org/HAP436c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree Enter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
2/23/20240
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Does Libertarianism Require Support for Open Borders?

Dave Smith makes the Rothbardian/Hoppean case for government restriction on immigration, arguing that it's a second-best solution given the undeniable fact of government control of "public" property. Bob plays devil's advocate to raise possible objections to Dave's framework. Rothbard, "Nations by Consent": Mises.org/HAP436a Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "On Free Immigration and Forced Integration": Mises.org/HAP436b Bryan Caplan, "A Radical Case for Open Borders": Mises.org/HAP436c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree Enter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
2/23/20240
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Does Libertarianism Require Support for Open Borders?

Dave Smith makes the Rothbardian/Hoppean case for government restriction on immigration, arguing that it's a second-best solution given the undeniable fact of government control of "public" property. Bob plays devil's advocate to raise possible objections to Dave's framework. Rothbard, "Nations by Consent": Mises.org/HAP436a Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "On Free Immigration and Forced Integration": Mises.org/HAP436b Bryan Caplan, "A Radical Case for Open Borders": Mises.org/HAP436c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree Enter to win free admission to the Human Action Conference: Mises.org/HARaffle
2/23/20240
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Murphy Gives Post-Game Analysis of ZeroHedge Dollar Debate

On February 13, 2024, Bob participated (with Jim Rickards, Brent Johnson, and Michael Every) in a ZeroHedge debate on the fate of the USD. In this episode of the Human Action podcast, Bob highlights some of the key issues and explains why he thinks his side won. The ZeroHedge Debate: Mises.org/HAP435a Brent Johnson's Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP435b Egert's Article on the Public Debt Threshold: Mises.org/HAP435c Bob's Article on the Latest CBO Federal Debt Report: Mises.org/HAP435d Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/16/20240
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Murphy Gives Post-Game Analysis of ZeroHedge Dollar Debate

On February 13, 2024, Bob participated (with Jim Rickards, Brent Johnson, and Michael Every) in a ZeroHedge debate on the fate of the USD. In this episode of the Human Action podcast, Bob highlights some of the key issues and explains why he thinks his side won. The ZeroHedge Debate: Mises.org/HAP435a Brent Johnson's Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP435b Egert's Article on the Public Debt Threshold: Mises.org/HAP435c Bob's Article on the Latest CBO Federal Debt Report: Mises.org/HAP435d Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/16/20240
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Murphy Gives Post-Game Analysis of ZeroHedge Dollar Debate

On February 13, 2024, Bob participated (with Jim Rickards, Brent Johnson, and Michael Every) in a ZeroHedge debate on the fate of the USD. In this episode of the Human Action podcast, Bob highlights some of the key issues and explains why he thinks his side won. The ZeroHedge Debate: Mises.org/HAP435a Brent Johnson's Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP435b Egert's Article on the Public Debt Threshold: Mises.org/HAP435c Bob's Article on the Latest CBO Federal Debt Report: Mises.org/HAP435d Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/16/20240
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Responding to James Lindsay's Critique of "National Divorce"

Bob goes solo to give a point-by-point rebuttal to James Lindsay's recent essay arguing that "national divorce means national suicide." Bob argues that James employs inconsistent claims and ignores the tremendous economic boon to an independent Texas. James Lindsay's Article "National Divorce is National Suicide": Mises.org/HAP434a Bob's Book "Common Sense: The Case for an Independent Texas": Mises.org/HAP434b AntiWar.com Article on Gaza: Mises.org/HAP434c Scott Horton's Interview with Arnon Soffer: Mises.org/HAP434d   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/9/20240
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Responding to James Lindsay's Critique of "National Divorce"

Bob goes solo to give a point-by-point rebuttal to James Lindsay's recent essay arguing that "national divorce means national suicide." Bob argues that James employs inconsistent claims and ignores the tremendous economic boon to an independent Texas. James Lindsay's Article "National Divorce is National Suicide": Mises.org/HAP434a Bob's Book "Common Sense: The Case for an Independent Texas": Mises.org/HAP434b AntiWar.com Article on Gaza: Mises.org/HAP434c Scott Horton's Interview with Arnon Soffer: Mises.org/HAP434d   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/9/20240
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Responding to James Lindsay's Critique of "National Divorce"

Bob goes solo to give a point-by-point rebuttal to James Lindsay's recent essay arguing that "national divorce means national suicide." Bob argues that James employs inconsistent claims and ignores the tremendous economic boon to an independent Texas. James Lindsay's Article "National Divorce is National Suicide": Mises.org/HAP434a Bob's Book "Common Sense: The Case for an Independent Texas": Mises.org/HAP434b AntiWar.com Article on Gaza: Mises.org/HAP434c Scott Horton's Interview with Arnon Soffer: Mises.org/HAP434d   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/9/20240
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We Like Ike! Joe Salerno on Rolling Back the Ideology of Inflation

Academic VP of the Mises Institute, Joe Salerno, joins Bob to discuss his talk at the Supporters Summit, centering on the mainstream's focus on "rules vs. discretion" in monetary policy. Salerno explains how President Eisenhower's administration marked a pivot away from the ideology of inflation. Dr. Salerno's Talk at the 2023 Supporters Summit: Mises.org/HAP433a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/2/20240
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We Like Ike! Joe Salerno on Rolling Back the Ideology of Inflation

Academic VP of the Mises Institute, Joe Salerno, joins Bob to discuss his talk at the Supporters Summit, centering on the mainstream's focus on "rules vs. discretion" in monetary policy. Salerno explains how President Eisenhower's administration marked a pivot away from the ideology of inflation. Dr. Salerno's Talk at the 2023 Supporters Summit: Mises.org/HAP433a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/2/20240
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We Like Ike! Joe Salerno on Rolling Back the Ideology of Inflation

Academic VP of the Mises Institute, Joe Salerno, joins Bob to discuss his talk at the Supporters Summit, centering on the mainstream's focus on "rules vs. discretion" in monetary policy. Salerno explains how President Eisenhower's administration marked a pivot away from the ideology of inflation. Dr. Salerno's Talk at the 2023 Supporters Summit: Mises.org/HAP433a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Dr. Guido Hülsmann's How Inflation Destroys Civilization: Mises.org/HAPodFree
2/2/20240
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Peter St. Onge On Who's Taking Your Money

Economist Peter St. Onge summarizes some of the major financial and government news stories of the day. Bob's Mises University Talk 'Price Inflation: Corona vs. QE': Mises.org/HAP432a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/26/20240
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Peter St. Onge On Who's Taking Your Money

Economist Peter St. Onge summarizes some of the major financial and government news stories of the day. Bob's Mises University Talk 'Price Inflation: Corona vs. QE': Mises.org/HAP432a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/26/20240
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Peter St. Onge On Who's Taking Your Money

Economist Peter St. Onge summarizes some of the major financial and government news stories of the day. Bob's Mises University Talk 'Price Inflation: Corona vs. QE': Mises.org/HAP432a   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/26/20240
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Are Capital Gains Income? The Connection with Mises’s Calculation Problem

Bob goes solo to discuss a recent Twitter controversy, in which opponents of a proposed tax argued that unrealized capital gains couldn't possibly be a form of income. Bob cites both Austrian theory and corporate accounting practice to respond that all capital gains are income, which is not to say that they ought to be taxed. The dispute is important because understanding the definition of "income" sheds light on the role of market prices in guiding entrepreneurial action. Bob Talks to David Schizer on the Moore Ruling: Mises.org/HAP431a Bob's Econlib Article on Capital and Income: Mises.org/HAP431b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/19/20240
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Are Capital Gains Income? The Connection with Mises’s Calculation Problem

Bob goes solo to discuss a recent Twitter controversy, in which opponents of a proposed tax argued that unrealized capital gains couldn't possibly be a form of income. Bob cites both Austrian theory and corporate accounting practice to respond that all capital gains are income, which is not to say that they ought to be taxed. The dispute is important because understanding the definition of "income" sheds light on the role of market prices in guiding entrepreneurial action. Bob Talks to David Schizer on the Moore Ruling: Mises.org/HAP431a Bob's Econlib Article on Capital and Income: Mises.org/HAP431b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/19/20240
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Are Capital Gains Income? The Connection with Mises’s Calculation Problem

Bob goes solo to discuss a recent Twitter controversy, in which opponents of a proposed tax argued that unrealized capital gains couldn't possibly be a form of income. Bob cites both Austrian theory and corporate accounting practice to respond that all capital gains are income, which is not to say that they ought to be taxed. The dispute is important because understanding the definition of "income" sheds light on the role of market prices in guiding entrepreneurial action. Bob Talks to David Schizer on the Moore Ruling: Mises.org/HAP431a Bob's Econlib Article on Capital and Income: Mises.org/HAP431b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/19/20240
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Garett Jones on the Legacy of Robert Solow

Economic giant Robert Solow died in December 2023. He was a Nobel laureate, and four of his PhD students went on to also receive the Nobel. He is known for the growth model named in his honor.  Garett Jones of GMU joins Bob to discuss the work of Solow, focusing on the possible tension between the Solow model's conclusions about capital accumulation vis-à-vis the Austrian School. Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/12/20240
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Garett Jones on the Legacy of Robert Solow

Economic giant Robert Solow died in December 2023. He was a Nobel laureate, and four of his PhD students went on to also receive the Nobel. He is known for the growth model named in his honor.  Garett Jones of GMU joins Bob to discuss the work of Solow, focusing on the possible tension between the Solow model's conclusions about capital accumulation vis-à-vis the Austrian School. Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/12/20240
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Garett Jones on the Legacy of Robert Solow

Economic giant Robert Solow died in December 2023. He was a Nobel laureate, and four of his PhD students went on to also receive the Nobel. He is known for the growth model named in his honor.  Garett Jones of GMU joins Bob to discuss the work of Solow, focusing on the possible tension between the Solow model's conclusions about capital accumulation vis-à-vis the Austrian School. Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/12/20240
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Murray Sabrin on Our Broken Medical System

Murray Sabrin joins Bob to discuss his upcoming online course on the economics of the US healthcare system, including practical solutions. The course begins in mid-January 2024.   Dr. Sabrin's New Online Course: Mises.org/HAP429a IPAK-EDU.org is offering the following discounts: 50% off until Jan 6th with code: COUNTMEIN  25% off after January 6th with code: JACKSAYS75   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/5/20240
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Murray Sabrin on Our Broken Medical System

Murray Sabrin joins Bob to discuss his upcoming online course on the economics of the US healthcare system, including practical solutions. The course begins in mid-January 2024.   Dr. Sabrin's New Online Course: Mises.org/HAP429a IPAK-EDU.org is offering the following discounts: 50% off until Jan 6th with code: COUNTMEIN  25% off after January 6th with code: JACKSAYS75   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/5/20240
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Murray Sabrin on Our Broken Medical System

Murray Sabrin joins Bob to discuss his upcoming online course on the economics of the US healthcare system, including practical solutions. The course begins in mid-January 2024.   Dr. Sabrin's New Online Course: Mises.org/HAP429a IPAK-EDU.org is offering the following discounts: 50% off until Jan 6th with code: COUNTMEIN  25% off after January 6th with code: JACKSAYS75   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
1/5/20240
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Tyler Cowen on the GOAT in Economics

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics and chairman of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. With Alex Tabarrok, he runs the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tyler joins Bob to discuss his latest book. Tyler's New Book for Free: Mises.org/HAP428a Tyler's Blog: Mises.org/HAP428b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/29/20230
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Tyler Cowen on the GOAT in Economics

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics and chairman of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. With Alex Tabarrok, he runs the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tyler joins Bob to discuss his latest book. Tyler's New Book for Free: Mises.org/HAP428a Tyler's Blog: Mises.org/HAP428b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/29/20230
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Tyler Cowen on the GOAT in Economics

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics and chairman of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. With Alex Tabarrok, he runs the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tyler joins Bob to discuss his latest book.Tyler's New Book for Free: Mises.org/HAP428aTyler's Blog: Mises.org/HAP428b Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission.Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/29/20230
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Dean Baker Debates Bob Murphy on Recession Outlook

On a recent installment of the Pynx debate series, Bob had a friendly debate with Dean Baker on a soft or hard landing in 2024. In this episode of the Human Action Podcast, Bob comments on the key disputes, underlying the differences between the Austrian and Keynesian frameworks. Bob's Debate with Dean Baker: Mises.org/HAP427a Bob's Paper on the Inverted Yield Curve: Mises.org/HAP427b   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/23/20230
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Dean Baker Debates Bob Murphy on Recession Outlook

On a recent installment of the Pynx debate series, Bob had a friendly debate with Dean Baker on a soft or hard landing in 2024. In this episode of the Human Action Podcast, Bob comments on the key disputes, underlying the differences between the Austrian and Keynesian frameworks. Bob's Debate with Dean Baker: Mises.org/HAP427a Bob's Paper on the Inverted Yield Curve: Mises.org/HAP427b Bob's Mises University Talk on Government Debt: Mises.org/HAP427c   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/23/20230
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Dean Baker Debates Bob Murphy on Recession Outlook

On a recent installment of the Pynx debate series, Bob had a friendly debate with Dean Baker on a soft or hard landing in 2024. In this episode of the Human Action Podcast, Bob comments on the key disputes, underlying the differences between the Austrian and Keynesian frameworks. Bob's Debate with Dean Baker: Mises.org/HAP427a Bob's Paper on the Inverted Yield Curve: Mises.org/HAP427b Bob's Mises University Talk on Government Debt: Mises.org/HAP427c   Join Tom DiLorenzo, Joe Salerno, and Patrick Newman in Tampa on February 17: Mises.org/Tampa2024Use code "Action24" for 15% off admission. Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/22/20230
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Will Texit Be on the GOP Primary Ballot in 2024?

Daniel Miller, founder and president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, joins Bob to discuss the exciting developments in the push for a referendum on Texas secession. Daniel explains the prospects and then answers common objections to the idea. Daniel Miller's Website: Mises.org/HAP426a Bob's Pamphlet on Texas Independence: Mises.org/HAP426b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/16/20230
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Will Texit Be on the GOP Primary Ballot in 2024?

Daniel Miller, founder and president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, joins Bob to discuss the exciting developments in the push for a referendum on Texas secession. Daniel explains the prospects and then answers common objections to the idea. Daniel Miller's Website: Mises.org/HAP426a Bob's Pamphlet on Texas Independence: Mises.org/HAP426b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/16/20230
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Will Texit Be on the GOP Primary Ballot in 2024?

Daniel Miller, founder and president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, joins Bob to discuss the exciting developments in the push for a referendum on Texas secession. Daniel explains the prospects and then answers common objections to the idea. Daniel Miller's Website: Mises.org/HAP426a Bob's Pamphlet on Texas Independence: Mises.org/HAP426b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/16/20230
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Krugman's Bag of Tricks

Ivory Tower economists continue to tell us that the US economy is booming, but consumers disagree. Paul Krugman has a new explanation for the economic gloom: Republicans. In a recent New York Times article, Krugman touts that partisanship and media bias drive a wedge between consumer sentiment and economic reality. But is this actually what’s going on? Dr. Jonathan Newman is back with Bob to break down Krugman's shifting economic predictions and to consider the trajectory of the US economy. Krugman's NYT Article from 2021 on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425a Krugman's NYT Article on Begin Wrong About Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425b Jonathan and Bob's HAP Episode on The Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP425c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/8/20230
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Krugman's Bag of Tricks

Ivory Tower economists continue to tell us that the US economy is booming, but consumers disagree. Paul Krugman has a new explanation for the economic gloom: Republicans. In a recent New York Times article, Krugman touts that partisanship and media bias drive a wedge between consumer sentiment and economic reality. But is this actually what’s going on? Dr. Jonathan Newman is back with Bob to break down Krugman's shifting economic predictions and to consider the trajectory of the US economy. Krugman's NYT Article from 2021 on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425a Krugman's NYT Article on Begin Wrong About Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425b Jonathan and Bob's HAP Episode on The Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP425c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/8/20230
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Krugman's Bag of Tricks

Ivory Tower economists continue to tell us that the US economy is booming, but consumers disagree. Paul Krugman has a new explanation for the economic gloom: Republicans. In a recent New York Times article, Krugman touts that partisanship and media bias drive a wedge between consumer sentiment and economic reality. But is this actually what’s going on? Dr. Jonathan Newman is back with Bob to break down Krugman's shifting economic predictions and to consider the trajectory of the US economy. Krugman's NYT Article from 2021 on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425a Krugman's NYT Article on Begin Wrong About Inflation: Mises.org/HAP425b Jonathan and Bob's HAP Episode on The Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP425c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/8/20230
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The Treasury is Running Out of Creditors

The US Government will face another round of federal debt expansion in 2024, but will there be enough creditors to allow their continued spending? Investors are not buying Treasury Debt at forecasted rates, foreign investors are exiting federal debt, and even the Federal Reserve is reducing its treasury holdings. Dr. Jonathan Newman recently wrote for the Mises Wire on this topic, and he joins Bob to break down the data and explain what is up with treasuries and the future of the dollar. Dr. Newman's Article on The Treasury's Creditors: Mises.org/HAP424a   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/1/20230
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The Treasury is Running Out of Creditors

The US Government will face another round of federal debt expansion in 2024, but will there be enough creditors to allow their continued spending? Investors are not buying Treasury Debt at forecasted rates, foreign investors are exiting federal debt, and even the Federal Reserve is reducing its treasury holdings. Dr. Jonathan Newman recently wrote for the Mises Wire on this topic, and he joins Bob to break down the data and explain what is up with treasuries and the future of the dollar. Dr. Newman's Article on The Treasury's Creditors: Mises.org/HAP424a   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/1/20230
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The Treasury is Running Out of Creditors

The US Government will face another round of federal debt expansion in 2024, but will there be enough creditors to allow their continued spending? Investors are not buying Treasury Debt at forecasted rates, foreign investors are exiting federal debt, and even the Federal Reserve is reducing its treasury holdings. Dr. Jonathan Newman recently wrote for the Mises Wire on this topic, and he joins Bob to break down the data and explain what is up with treasuries and the future of the dollar. Dr. Newman's Article on The Treasury's Creditors: Mises.org/HAP424a   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
12/1/20230
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Co-Creator Explains Javier Milei's Plan to Abolish the Central Bank

Nicolás Cachanosky was a co-author on the dollarization proposal for Argentina that Javier Milei publicly endorsed. Nicolás explains to Bob the outlines of the proposal, which involves replacing pesos with USD for bank deposits, currency in circulation, and central bank liabilities. How to Dollarize Argentina: Mises.org/HAP423a Rear More from Nicolás: Mises.org/HAP423b The Human Action Podcast Episode with Peter Lewin: Mises.org/HAP423c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/24/20230
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Co-Creator Explains Javier Milei's Plan to Abolish the Central Bank

Nicolás Cachanosky was a co-author on the dollarization proposal for Argentina that Javier Milei publicly endorsed. Nicolás explains to Bob the outlines of the proposal, which involves replacing pesos with USD for bank deposits, currency in circulation, and central bank liabilities. How to Dollarize Argentina: Mises.org/HAP423a Rear More from Nicolás: Mises.org/HAP423b The Human Action Podcast Episode with Peter Lewin: Mises.org/HAP423c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/24/20230
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Co-Creator Explains Javier Milei's Plan to Abolish the Central Bank

Nicolás Cachanosky was a co-author on the dollarization proposal for Argentina that Javier Milei publicly endorsed. Nicolás explains to Bob the outlines of the proposal, which involves replacing pesos with USD for bank deposits, currency in circulation, and central bank liabilities. How to Dollarize Argentina: Mises.org/HAP423a Rear More from Nicolás: Mises.org/HAP423b The Human Action Podcast Episode with Peter Lewin: Mises.org/HAP423c   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/23/20230
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Murray Sabrin's Memoir: From Liberal Democrat to Libertarian Running for Governor of New Jersey

Murray Sabrin has a long history with the Austrian movement and is one of two people who had Murray Rothbard on his PhD committee. He talks with Bob about his memoir, From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story. Murray Sabrin's Substack: Mises.org/HAP422a From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story: Mises.org/HAP422b Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/HAP422c Bob's Blog on the Distortion of Hoover: Mises.org/HAP422d The Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP422e   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/18/20230
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Murray Sabrin's Memoir: From Liberal Democrat to Libertarian Running for Governor of New Jersey

Murray Sabrin has a long history with the Austrian movement and is one of two people who had Murray Rothbard on his PhD committee. He talks with Bob about his memoir, From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story. Murray Sabrin's Substack: Mises.org/HAP422a From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story: Mises.org/HAP422b Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/HAP422c Bob's Blog on the Distortion of Hoover: Mises.org/HAP422d The Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP422e   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/18/20230
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Murray Sabrin's Memoir: From Liberal Democrat to Libertarian Running for Governor of New Jersey

Murray Sabrin has a long history with the Austrian movement and is one of two people who had Murray Rothbard on his PhD committee. He talks with Bob about his memoir, From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story. Murray Sabrin's Substack: Mises.org/HAP422a From Immigrant to Public Intellectual: An American Story: Mises.org/HAP422b Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/HAP422c Bob's Blog on the Distortion of Hoover: Mises.org/HAP422d The Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP422e   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/17/20230
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How Statism Leads to War

Mises' work explains how laissez-faire economies have incentives to be peaceful with each other, and how, inversely, tariffs and protectionism create isolation, instability, and war. His words are especially prescient today as conflicts rage and tensions between superpowers continue to rise—mirroring the rise in state power across the globe. Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the history of warfare, how states fund war, and why war is more destructive in the modern era. Dr. Newman's Article on the History of Warfare: Mises.org/HAP421a Dr. Murphy on Private Military Defense: Mises.org/HAP421b 'Free Trade vs. Protectionism' MisesU 2023 Lecture: Mises.org/HAP421c Bob and Jonathan's Talks from the Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP421d   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/10/20230
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How Statism Leads to War

Mises' work explains how laissez-faire economies have incentives to be peaceful with each other, and how, inversely, tariffs and protectionism create isolation, instability, and war. His words are especially prescient today as conflicts rage and tensions between superpowers continue to rise—mirroring the rise in state power across the globe. Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the history of warfare, how states fund war, and why war is more destructive in the modern era. Dr. Newman's Article on the History of Warfare: Mises.org/HAP421a Dr. Murphy on Private Military Defense: Mises.org/HAP421b 'Free Trade vs. Protectionism' MisesU 2023 Lecture: Mises.org/HAP421c Bob and Jonathan's Talks from the Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP421d   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/10/20230
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How Statism Leads to War

Mises' work explains how laissez-faire economies have incentives to be peaceful with each other, and how, inversely, tariffs and protectionism create isolation, instability, and war. His words are especially prescient today as conflicts rage and tensions between superpowers continue to rise—mirroring the rise in state power across the globe. Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the history of warfare, how states fund war, and why war is more destructive in the modern era. Dr. Newman's Article on the History of Warfare: Mises.org/HAP421a Dr. Murphy on Private Military Defense: Mises.org/HAP421b 'Free Trade vs. Protectionism' MisesU 2023 Lecture: Mises.org/HAP421c Bob and Jonathan's Talks from the Mises Circle in Fort Myers: Mises.org/HAP421d   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/10/20230
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A Nigerian Scholar Evangelizes Austrian Economics

"Econ Bro" (who wishes to remain anonymous) is a Nigerian scholar who realized the limits of his conventional economics training and then discovered the work of Murray Rothbard and other Austrians. He now seeks to help his country and the world by spreading the truth. Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 1: Mises.org/HAP420a Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 2: Mises.org/HAP420b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/3/20230
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A Nigerian Scholar Evangelizes Austrian Economics

"Econ Bro" (who wishes to remain anonymous) is a Nigerian scholar who realized the limits of his conventional economics training and then discovered the work of Murray Rothbard and other Austrians. He now seeks to help his country and the world by spreading the truth. Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 1: Mises.org/HAP420a Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 2: Mises.org/HAP420b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/3/20230
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A Nigerian Scholar Evangelizes Austrian Economics

"Econ Bro" (who wishes to remain anonymous) is a Nigerian scholar who realized the limits of his conventional economics training and then discovered the work of Murray Rothbard and other Austrians. He now seeks to help his country and the world by spreading the truth. Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 1: Mises.org/HAP420a Econ Bro's Article on The State as a Rejection of God Part 2: Mises.org/HAP420b   Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
11/2/20230
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Responding to Yaron Brook's Critique of Anarcho-Capitalism

Recently Yaron Brook and Bryan Caplan debated the merits of anarchism at the Soho Forum. Bob critiques Brook's opening statement.   The Soho Forum Debate: Mises.org/HAP419a Bob's Book on Market Anarchy, Chaos Theory: Mises.org/HAP419b Rothbard's Book on Natural Rights and the State, For a New Liberty: Mises.org/HAP419c Hans-Herman Hoppe's Book on Private Defense, The Private Production of Defense: Mises.org/HAP419d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/27/20230
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Responding to Yaron Brook's Critique of Anarcho-Capitalism

Recently Yaron Brook and Bryan Caplan debated the merits of anarchism at the Soho Forum. Bob critiques Brook's opening statement.   The Soho Forum Debate: Mises.org/HAP419a Bob's Book on Market Anarchy, Chaos Theory: Mises.org/HAP419b Rothbard's Book on Natural Rights and the State, For a New Liberty: Mises.org/HAP419c Hans-Herman Hoppe's Book on Private Defense, The Private Production of Defense: Mises.org/HAP419d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/27/20230
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Responding to Yaron Brook's Critique of Anarcho-Capitalism

Recently Yaron Brook and Bryan Caplan debated the merits of anarchism at the Soho Forum. Bob critiques Brook's opening statement.   The Soho Forum Debate: Mises.org/HAP419a Bob's Book on Market Anarchy, Chaos Theory: Mises.org/HAP419b Rothbard's Book on Natural Rights and the State, For a New Liberty: Mises.org/HAP419c Hans-Herman Hoppe's Book on Private Defense, The Private Production of Defense: Mises.org/HAP419d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/27/20230
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The Male/Female Wage Gap and This Year's Nobel Laureate

Brian Albrecht joins Bob to discuss the work of this year's Nobel (Memorial) Prize Winner Claudia Goldin, with an emphasis on the male-female wage gap. Claudia Golden and Tyler Cowan Discuss The Gender Earnings Gap: Mises.org/HAP418a Claudia Golden's Paper on The Pill: Mises.org/HAP418b More Content from Brian: Mises.org/HAP418c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/20/20230
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The Male/Female Wage Gap and This Year's Nobel Laureate

Brian Albrecht joins Bob to discuss the work of this year's Nobel (Memorial) Prize Winner Claudia Goldin, with an emphasis on the male-female wage gap. Claudia Golden and Tyler Cowan Discuss The Gender Earnings Gap: Mises.org/HAP418a Claudia Golden's Paper on The Pill: Mises.org/HAP418b More Content from Brian: Mises.org/HAP418c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/20/20230
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The Male/Female Wage Gap and This Year's Nobel Laureate

Brian Albrecht joins Bob to discuss the work of this year's Nobel (Memorial) Prize Winner Claudia Goldin, with an emphasis on the male-female wage gap. Claudia Golden and Tyler Cowan Discuss The Gender Earnings Gap: Mises.org/HAP418a Claudia Golden's Paper on The Pill: Mises.org/HAP418b More Content from Brian: Mises.org/HAP418c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/20/20230
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Inflation in Money or Prices? The Definition Matters

Andreas Granath is a recovering socialist who discovered the truth and beauty of Austrian economics and libertarianism. He joins Bob to discuss his recent article explaining the different definitions of "inflation" and why it matters. Andreas' Mises Wire Article on CPI: Mises.org/HAP416a The Silly IMF Tutorial on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416b Bob's Mises University Lecture on Price Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416c Yaron Brook & Łukasz Dominiak Debate on Minarchy vs. Anarchy: Mises.org/HAP416d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/18/20230
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Diving Deeper into the Fed's Trillion Dollar Loss

Jonathan Newman rejoins Bob to explore more of the mechanics and political implications of the Fed's current state of insolvency. The Mercatus Article on Quantitative Easing: Mises.org/HAP417a Furman's Op-Ed in the WSJ: Mises.org/HAP417b   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/14/20230
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Diving Deeper into the Fed's Trillion Dollar Loss

Jonathan Newman rejoins Bob to explore more of the mechanics and political implications of the Fed's current state of insolvency. The Mercatus Article on Quantitative Easing: Mises.org/HAP417a Furman's Op-Ed in the WSJ: Mises.org/HAP417b   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/14/20230
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Inflation in Money or Prices? The Definition Matters

Andreas Granath is a recovering socialist who discovered the truth and beauty of Austrian economics and libertarianism. He joins Bob to discuss his recent article explaining the different definitions of "inflation" and why it matters. Andreas' Mises Wire Article on CPI: Mises.org/HAP416a The Silly IMF Tutorial on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416b Bob's Mises University Lecture on Price Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416c Yaron Brook & Łukasz Dominiak Debate on Minarchy vs. Anarchy: Mises.org/HAP416d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/6/20230
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Diving Deeper into the Fed's Trillion Dollar Loss

Jonathan Newman rejoins Bob to explore more of the mechanics and political implications of the Fed's current state of insolvency. The Mercatus Article on Quantitative Easing: Mises.org/HAP417a Furman's Op-Ed in the WSJ: Mises.org/HAP417b   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/6/20230
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Inflation in Money or Prices? The Definition Matters

Andreas Granath is a recovering socialist who discovered the truth and beauty of Austrian economics and libertarianism. He joins Bob to discuss his recent article explaining the different definitions of "inflation" and why it matters. Andreas' Mises Wire Article on CPI: Mises.org/HAP416a The Silly IMF Tutorial on Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416b Bob's Mises University Lecture on Price Inflation: Mises.org/HAP416c Yaron Brook & Łukasz Dominiak Debate on Minarchy vs. Anarchy: Mises.org/HAP416d   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23 Human Action Podcast listeners can get a free copy of Per Bylund's How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/HAPodFree
10/6/20230
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How Is the Fed Insolvent and Why Should We Care?

Alex Pollock has decades of experience in financial markets, including a position as President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He explains to Bob the mechanics of the Fed's current insolvency and its implications for ordinary Americans. Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 of-f admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/30/20230
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How Is the Fed Insolvent and Why Should We Care?

Alex Pollock has decades of experience in financial markets, including a position as President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He explains to Bob the mechanics of the Fed's current insolvency and its implications for ordinary Americans. Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/30/20230
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How Is the Fed Insolvent and Why Should We Care?

Alex Pollock has decades of experience in financial markets, including a position as President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He explains to Bob the mechanics of the Fed's current insolvency and its implications for ordinary Americans. Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/30/20230
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Are Workers Being Paid Their Product? Watch Out for Misleading Charts

Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the data used in a popular productivity vs. pay graph. They show why you should be wary of charts coming from agenda-driven institutions and how you can spot manipulated data. The charts mentioned during this episode are available at: Mises.org/HAP414Charts Gene Epstein on the Bob Murphy Show: Mises.org/HAP414a The Economic Policy Institute 2022 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414b The Economic Policy Institute 2015 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414c Gene Epstein's Mises University 'Dirty Data' Lecture: Mises.org/HAP414d FRED Blog Post on the Chart and Price Indices: Mises.org/HAP414e   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/22/20230
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Are Workers Being Paid Their Product? Watch Out for Misleading Charts

Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the data used in a popular productivity vs. pay graph. They show why you should be wary of charts coming from agenda-driven institutions and how you can spot manipulated data. The charts mentioned during this episode are available at: Mises.org/HAP414Charts Gene Epstein on the Bob Murphy Show: Mises.org/HAP414a The Economic Policy Institute 2022 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414b The Economic Policy Institute 2015 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414c Gene Epstein's Mises University 'Dirty Data' Lecture: Mises.org/HAP414d FRED Blog Post on the Chart and Price Indices: Mises.org/HAP414e   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/22/20230
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Are Workers Being Paid Their Product? Watch Out for Misleading Charts

Dr. Jonathan Newman joins Bob to break down the data used in a popular productivity vs. pay graph. They show why you should be wary of charts coming from agenda-driven institutions and how you can spot manipulated data. The charts mentioned during this episode are available at: Mises.org/HAP414Charts Gene Epstein on the Bob Murphy Show: Mises.org/HAP414a The Economic Policy Institute 2022 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414b The Economic Policy Institute 2015 Paper: Mises.org/HAP414c Gene Epstein's Mises University 'Dirty Data' Lecture: Mises.org/HAP414d FRED Blog Post on the Chart and Price Indices: Mises.org/HAP414e   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/22/20230
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Why Plea Deals Are a Miscarriage of Justice

Lawyers for two of the Proud Boys convicted for their role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol are filing appeals claiming that they are being subject to a "trial tax," being punished for rejecting a plea deal offer. Bob uses the occasion to explain his long-standing objection to plea deals. Article on the 'Trail Tax' Imposed on the Proud Boys: Mises.org/HAP413a Ex-Proud Boys Leader Sentenced Despite Not Being in Washington on Jan. 6th: Mises.org/HAP413b Twitter Thread on Plea Deals and Justice: Mises.org/HAP413c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/15/20230
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Why Plea Deals Are a Miscarriage of Justice

Lawyers for two of the Proud Boys convicted for their role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol are filing appeals claiming that they are being subject to a "trial tax," being punished for rejecting a plea deal offer. Bob uses the occasion to explain his long-standing objection to plea deals. Article on the 'Trail Tax' Imposed on the Proud Boys: Mises.org/HAP413a Ex-Proud Boys Leader Sentenced Despite Not Being in Washington on Jan. 6th: Mises.org/HAP413b Twitter Thread on Plea Deals and Justice: Mises.org/HAP413c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/15/20230
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Why Plea Deals Are a Miscarriage of Justice

Lawyers for two of the Proud Boys convicted for their role in the January 6 assault on the Capitol are filing appeals claiming that they are being subject to a "trial tax," being punished for rejecting a plea deal offer. Bob uses the occasion to explain his long-standing objection to plea deals. Article on the 'Trail Tax' Imposed on the Proud Boys: Mises.org/HAP413a Ex-Proud Boys Leader Sentenced Despite Not Being in Washington on Jan. 6th: Mises.org/HAP413b Twitter Thread on Plea Deals and Justice: Mises.org/HAP413c   Join us in Fort Myers on November 4 to cut through the campaign talking points and offer an uncompromising look at what is coming next. Use Code "FL2023" for $10 off admission: Mises.org/FL23
9/15/20230
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The Beltway Libertarians Are Too Smart for Oliver Anthony

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the surprisingly negative reaction (from a Reason writer and Tyler Cowen) to Oliver Anthony's hit song, "Rich Men North of Richmond." Ryan and Bob defend the lyrics, arguing that Anthony doesn't say anything objectionable from either a libertarian or economic perspective. Listen to Oliver Anthony's "Rich Men North of Richmond": Mises.org/HAP412a Christian Britschgi's article in Reason on Oliver Anthony: Mises.org/HAP412b Tyler Cowan's Bloomberg Editorial: Mises.org/HAP412c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/8/20230
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The Beltway Libertarians Are Too Smart for Oliver Anthony

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the surprisingly negative reaction (from a Reason writer and Tyler Cowen) to Oliver Anthony's hit song, "Rich Men North of Richmond." Ryan and Bob defend the lyrics, arguing that Anthony doesn't say anything objectionable from either a libertarian or economic perspective. Listen to Oliver Anthony's "Rich Men North of Richmond": Mises.org/HAP412a Christian Britschgi's article in Reason on Oliver Anthony: Mises.org/HAP412b Tyler Cowan's Bloomberg Editorial: Mises.org/HAP412c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/8/20230
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The Beltway Libertarians Are Too Smart for Oliver Anthony

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the surprisingly negative reaction (from a Reason writer and Tyler Cowen) to Oliver Anthony's hit song, "Rich Men North of Richmond." Ryan and Bob defend the lyrics, arguing that Anthony doesn't say anything objectionable from either a libertarian or economic perspective. Listen to Oliver Anthony's "Rich Men North of Richmond": Mises.org/HAP412a Christian Britschgi's article in Reason on Oliver Anthony: Mises.org/HAP412b Tyler Cowan's Bloomberg Editorial: Mises.org/HAP412c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/8/20230
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Updating Böhm-Bawerk and Fixing Finance

Peter Lewin joins Bob to discuss his work with Nicolás Cachanosky on uniting Austrian capital theory with mainstream finance. Peter's New Book on Capital and Finance: Mises.org/LewinBook   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/1/20230
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Updating Böhm-Bawerk and Fixing Finance

Peter Lewin joins Bob to discuss his work with Nicolás Cachanosky on uniting Austrian capital theory with mainstream finance. Peter's New Book on Capital and Finance: Mises.org/LewinBook   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/1/20230
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Updating Böhm-Bawerk and Fixing Finance

Peter Lewin joins Bob to discuss his work with Nicolás Cachanosky on uniting Austrian capital theory with mainstream finance. Peter's New Book on Capital and Finance: Mises.org/LewinBook   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
9/1/20230
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Is China's Economy Hitting a Roadbump or Quicksand?

Peter St. Onge joins Bob to discuss his latest piece at Mises.org on "China's Doom Loop." They cover a wide range of topics, including the contrast in leadership between Xi Jinping and Deng Xiaoping, the dollar as global reserve currency, the Belt and Road Initiative, and Jim Rogers' prediction that the 21st century would belong to the Chinese empire. Peter's Article on China: Mises.org/HAP410a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/25/20230
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Is China's Economy Hitting a Roadbump or Quicksand?

Peter St. Onge joins Bob to discuss his latest piece at Mises.org on "China's Doom Loop." They cover a wide range of topics, including the contrast in leadership between Xi Jinping and Deng Xiaoping, the dollar as global reserve currency, the Belt and Road Initiative, and Jim Rogers' prediction that the 21st century would belong to the Chinese empire. Peter's Article on China: Mises.org/HAP410a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/25/20230
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Is China's Economy Hitting a Roadbump or Quicksand?

Peter St. Onge joins Bob to discuss his latest piece at Mises.org on "China's Doom Loop." They cover a wide range of topics, including the contrast in leadership between Xi Jinping and Deng Xiaoping, the dollar as global reserve currency, the Belt and Road Initiative, and Jim Rogers' prediction that the 21st century would belong to the Chinese empire. Peter's Article on China: Mises.org/HAP410a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime. Use Code "HA23" for $45 off admission: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/25/20230
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Is the Fed Responsible for the Recent Surge and Fall in Price Inflation?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to discuss the argument being put forth by Alan Blinder, James Galbraith, and other progressive economists, who claim that the Federal Reserve's rate hikes couldn't possibly be responsible for the quelling of consumer price inflation. Jonathan and Bob stress the important role of expectations as a "transmission mechanism" from Fed policy to impacts on prices. Galbraith's Article on the Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP409a The Paper on the Forward Guidance Paradox That Mentions Krugman: Mises.org/HAP409b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/18/20230
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Is the Fed Responsible for the Recent Surge and Fall in Price Inflation?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to discuss the argument being put forth by Alan Blinder, James Galbraith, and other progressive economists, who claim that the Federal Reserve's rate hikes couldn't possibly be responsible for the quelling of consumer price inflation. Jonathan and Bob stress the important role of expectations as a "transmission mechanism" from Fed policy to impacts on prices. Galbraith's Article on the Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP409a The Paper on the Forward Guidance Paradox That Mentions Krugman: Mises.org/HAP409b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/18/20230
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Is the Fed Responsible for the Recent Surge and Fall in Price Inflation?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to discuss the argument being put forth by Alan Blinder, James Galbraith, and other progressive economists, who claim that the Federal Reserve's rate hikes couldn't possibly be responsible for the quelling of consumer price inflation. Jonathan and Bob stress the important role of expectations as a "transmission mechanism" from Fed policy to impacts on prices. Galbraith's Article on the Fed's 'Soft Landing': Mises.org/HAP409a The Paper on the Forward Guidance Paradox That Mentions Krugman: Mises.org/HAP409b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/17/20230
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The Mirage of "Equal Pay" in Sports

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the recent US Women's World Cup elimination, and to dispel the myth that markets are discriminatory. After defending Megan Rapinoe's failed penalty kick, they dismantle her outspoken views on "equal pay" in sports, and examine the left's claim that law is required to fix prejudice in the labor market. Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/11/20230
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The Mirage of "Equal Pay" in Sports

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the recent US Women's World Cup elimination, and to dispel the myth that markets are discriminatory. After defending Megan Rapinoe's failed penalty kick, they dismantle her outspoken views on "equal pay" in sports, and examine the left's claim that law is required to fix prejudice in the labor market. Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/11/20230
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The Mirage of "Equal Pay" in Sports

Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss the recent US Women's World Cup elimination, and to dispel the myth that markets are discriminatory. After defending Megan Rapinoe's failed penalty kick, they dismantle her outspoken views on "equal pay" in sports, and examine the left's claim that law is required to fix prejudice in the labor market. Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/11/20230
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Soft landing? Not likely

As Fed staffers no longer predict an impending recession, economists on social media are all assuring themselves that Americans are in store for a "soft landing." Mises Fellow Jonathan Newman joins Bob to explain why the data still support the case for recession and point out the eerie similarity to the calm before the storm in 2008. Robert Lucas' Nobel Prize Winning Lecture: Mises.org/HAP407a Bob's Eerie Article from 2007 on the Recession: Mises.org/HAP407b 'Bernanke Was Wrong' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407c 'Peter Schiff Was Right' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407d   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/4/20230
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Soft Landing? Not Likely

As Fed staffers no longer predict an impending recession, economists on social media are all assuring themselves that Americans are in store for a "soft landing." Mises Fellow Jonathan Newman joins Bob to explain why the data still support the case for recession and point out the eerie similarity to the calm before the storm in 2008. Robert Lucas' Nobel Prize Winning Lecture: Mises.org/HAP407a Bob's Eerie Article from 2007 on the Recession: Mises.org/HAP407b 'Bernanke Was Wrong' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407c 'Peter Schiff Was Right' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407d   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/4/20230
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Soft Landing? Not Likely

As Fed staffers no longer predict an impending recession, economists on social media are all assuring themselves that Americans are in store for a "soft landing." Mises Fellow Jonathan Newman joins Bob to explain why the data still support the case for recession and point out the eerie similarity to the calm before the storm in 2008. Robert Lucas' Nobel Prize Winning Lecture: Mises.org/HAP407a Bob's Eerie Article from 2007 on the Recession: Mises.org/HAP407b 'Bernanke Was Wrong' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407c 'Peter Schiff Was Right' Compilation: Mises.org/HAP407d   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
8/4/20230
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Everything You Need to Know About FedNow

David Brady Jr. discusses his recent article at Mises.org, in which he argues that the newly launched "FedNOW" system isn't a CBDC. Even so, there are dangers from FedNOW, such as exacerbating bank runs. David also explains the new Mises Apprenticeship program, of which he is a member. David's Article on Mises.org: Mises.org/HAP406a George Selgin Cato Article on FedNow: Mises.org/HAP406b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/28/20230
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Everything You Need to Know About FedNow

David Brady, Jr. discusses his recent article at mises.org, in which he argues that the newly launched "FedNOW" system isn't a CBDC. Even so, there are dangers from FedNOW, such as exacerbating bank runs. David also explains the new Mises Apprenticeship program, of which he is a member. David's Article on Mises.org: Mises.org/HAP406a George Selgin Cato Article on FedNow: Mises.org/HAP406b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/28/20230
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Everything You Need to Know About FedNow

David Brady, Jr. discusses his recent article at mises.org, in which he argues that the newly launched "FedNOW" system isn't a CBDC. Even so, there are dangers from FedNOW, such as exacerbating bank runs. David also explains the new Mises Apprenticeship program, of which he is a member. David's Article on Mises.org: Mises.org/HAP406a George Selgin Cato Article on FedNow: Mises.org/HAP406b   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/28/20230
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How the Fed Could Bring in a CBDC Through the Back Door

George Gammon, host of the popular Rebel Capitalist show, warns that the Fed won't have to force the public to adopt a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Instead, the public might clamor for it, being promised safe, high-interest checking accounts at the Fed, just like Jamie Dimon. The Rebel Capitalist show: Mises.org/HAP405a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/21/20230
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How the Fed Could Bring in a CBDC Through the Back Door

George Gammon, host of the popular Rebel Capitalist show, warns that the Fed won't have to force the public to adopt a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Instead, the public might clamor for it, being promised safe, high-interest checking accounts at the Fed, just like Jamie Dimon. The Rebel Capitalist show: Mises.org/HAP405a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/21/20230
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How the Fed Could Bring in a CBDC Through the Back Door

George Gammon, host of the popular Rebel Capitalist show, warns that the Fed won't have to force the public to adopt a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Instead, the public might clamor for it, being promised safe, high-interest checking accounts at the Fed, just like Jamie Dimon. The Rebel Capitalist show: Mises.org/HAP405a   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/21/20230
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Exposing the FBI Coverup of Biden Corruption

Robbie "The Fire" Bernstein is a co-host with Dave Smith of the popular podcast Part of the Problem, as well as his own podcast Run Your Mouth. He joins Bob to walk through the shocking and hilarious moves by Biden officials to downplay recent allegations of corruption. Find More from Robbie Including His Tour Dates: Mises.org/HAP404a $5.1M Payment to Biden Businesses: Mises.org/HAP404b Biden Attorneys on The Hunter WhatAspp Message: Mises.org/HAP404c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/14/20230
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Exposing the FBI Coverup of Biden Corruption

Robbie "The Fire" Bernstein is a co-host with Dave Smith of the popular podcast Part of the Problem, as well as his own podcast Run Your Mouth. He joins Bob to walk through the shocking and hilarious moves by Biden officials to downplay recent allegations of corruption. Find More from Robbie Including His Tour Dates: Mises.org/HAP404a $5.1M Payment to Biden Businesses: Mises.org/HAP404b Biden Attorneys on The Hunter WhatAspp Message: Mises.org/HAP404c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/14/20230
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Exposing the FBI Coverup of Biden Corruption

Robbie "The Fire" Bernstein is a co-host with Dave Smith of the popular podcast Part of the Problem, as well as his own podcast Run Your Mouth. He joins Bob to walk through the shocking and hilarious moves by Biden officials to downplay recent allegations of corruption. Find More from Robbie Including His Tour Dates: Mises.org/HAP404a $5.1M Payment to Biden Businesses: Mises.org/HAP404b Biden Attorneys on The Hunter WhatAspp Message: Mises.org/HAP404c   Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/14/20230
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MMT's Warren Mosler Argues Fed Rate Hikes Cause Growth and Inflation

Bob walks through a recent interview of MMT champion Warren Mosler, in which he claims that Fed rate hikes lead to larger government interest expenses and hence support economic growth and inflation. Bob presents both theoretical and empirical evidence against Mosler's claims. Bob's Debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP403a Bob's Review of Stephanie Kelton: Mises.org/HAP403b Bob's EconLib  Article on Austerity: Mises.org/HAP403c Technical Article on Why the Treasury Can't Overdraft: Mises.org/HAP403d     Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/7/20230
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MMT's Warren Mosler Argues Fed Rate Hikes Cause Growth and Inflation

Bob walks through a recent interview of MMT champion Warren Mosler, in which he claims that Fed rate hikes lead to larger government interest expenses and hence support economic growth and inflation. Bob presents both theoretical and empirical evidence against Mosler's claims. Bob's Debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP403a Bob's Review of Stephanie Kelton: Mises.org/HAP403b Bob's EconLib  Article on Austerity: Mises.org/HAP403c Technical Article on Why the Treasury Can't Overdraft: Mises.org/HAP403d     Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/7/20230
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MMT's Warren Mosler Argues Fed Rate Hikes Cause Growth and Inflation

Bob walks through a recent interview of MMT champion Warren Mosler, in which he claims that Fed rate hikes lead to larger government interest expenses and hence support economic growth and inflation. Bob presents both theoretical and empirical evidence against Mosler's claims. Bob's Debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP403a Bob's Review of Stephanie Kelton: Mises.org/HAP403b Bob's EconLib  Article on Austerity: Mises.org/HAP403c Technical Article on Why the Treasury Can't Overdraft: Mises.org/HAP403d     Join us in Nashville on September 23rd for a no-holds-barred discussion against the regime: Mises.org/Nashville23
7/7/20230
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The Impact of Falling M2 on Prices and Jobs

The Mises Institute's Executive Editor Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss his latest article, in which Ryan spells out the state of the M2 money supply and possible implications for consumer prices and an impending recession. Ryan's Mises.org article on M2: Mises.org/HAP402a Ryan's QJAE article on the inverted yield curve: Mises.org/HAP402b
6/30/20230
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The Impact of Falling M2 on Prices and Jobs

The Mises Institute's Executive Editor Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss his latest article, in which Ryan spells out the state of the M2 money supply and possible implications for consumer prices and an impending recession. Ryan's Mises.org article on M2: Mises.org/HAP402a Ryan's QJAE article on the inverted yield curve: Mises.org/HAP402b
6/30/20230
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The Impact of Falling M2 on Prices and Jobs

The Mises Institute's Executive Editor Ryan McMaken joins Bob to discuss his latest article, in which Ryan spells out the state of the M2 money supply and possible implications for consumer prices and an impending recession. Ryan's Mises.org article on M2: Mises.org/HAP402a Ryan's QJAE article on the inverted yield curve: Mises.org/HAP402b
6/30/20230
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MMT Says Government Debt Makes Private Saving Possible

Mises Institute Fellow Patrick Newman joins Bob to discuss a recent tweet from Stephanie Kelton, which argued that the government's "red ink makes our black ink possible." Patrick and Bob point out that these MMT tautologies are very misleading at best. Patrick also lays out the argument in his journal article, saying that MMT's debt monetization won't cause a boom-bust cycle, but will still reduce living standards.
6/23/20230
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MMT Says Government Debt Makes Private Saving Possible

Mises Institute Fellow Patrick Newman joins Bob to discuss a recent tweet from Stephanie Kelton, which argued that the government's "red ink makes our black ink possible." Patrick and Bob point out that these MMT tautologies are very misleading at best. Patrick also lays out the argument in his journal article, saying that MMT's debt monetization won't cause a boom-bust cycle, but will still reduce living standards.
6/23/20230
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MMT Says Government Debt Makes Private Saving Possible

Mises Institute Fellow Patrick Newman joins Bob to discuss a recent tweet from Stephanie Kelton, which argued that the government's "red ink makes our black ink possible." Patrick and Bob point out that these MMT tautologies are very misleading at best. Patrick also lays out the argument in his journal article, saying that MMT's debt monetization won't cause a boom-bust cycle, but will still reduce living standards.
6/23/20230
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Why ChatGPT Failed an Economics Exam

University of Rochester economist Steve Landsburg joins Bob to discuss the abysmal performance of ChatGPT on his undergraduate exam. They also discuss the importance of market prices in guiding behavior and the unexpected problems with the government handing out "free" goodies. Bob's article "Superman Needs an Agent:"  Mises.org/HAP400a Steven's Book The Armchair Economist: Mises.org/HAP400b More Economic brainteasers: Mises.org/HAP400c  
6/16/20230
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Why ChatGPT Failed an Economics Exam

University of Rochester economist Steve Landsburg joins Bob to discuss the abysmal performance of ChatGPT on his undergraduate exam. They also discuss the importance of market prices in guiding behavior and the unexpected problems with the government handing out "free" goodies. Bob's article "Superman Needs an Agent:"  Mises.org/HAP400a Steven's Book The Armchair Economist: Mises.org/HAP400b More Economic brainteasers: Mises.org/HAP400c  
6/16/20230
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Why ChatGPT Failed an Economics Exam

University of Rochester economist Steve Landsburg joins Bob to discuss the abysmal performance of ChatGPT on his undergraduate exam. They also discuss the importance of market prices in guiding behavior and the unexpected problems with the government handing out "free" goodies. Bob's article "Superman Needs an Agent:"  Mises.org/HAP400a Steven's Book The Armchair Economist: Mises.org/HAP400b More Economic brainteasers: Mises.org/HAP400c  
6/16/20230
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Do Sticky Prices Make the Market Get Stuck?

Jonathan Newman joins The Human Action Podcast to discuss his recent Twitter controversy over the claim that market prices can be "wrong" (i.e. in disequilibrium) if they are "sticky." Jonathan Newman's Twitter controversy on sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399a Joe Salerno on Mises's Monetary Theory: Mises.org/HAP399b Bagus and Howden on market disequilibrium and sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399c  
6/9/20230
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Do Sticky Prices Make the Market Get Stuck?

Jonathan Newman joins The Human Action Podcast to discuss his recent Twitter controversy over the claim that market prices can be "wrong" (i.e. in disequilibrium) if they are "sticky." Jonathan Newman's Twitter controversy on sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399a Joe Salerno on Mises's Monetary Theory: Mises.org/HAP399b Bagus and Howden on market disequilibrium and sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399c  
6/9/20230
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Do Sticky Prices Make the Market Get Stuck?

Jonathan Newman joins The Human Action Podcast to discuss his recent Twitter controversy over the claim that market prices can be "wrong" (i.e. in disequilibrium) if they are "sticky." Jonathan Newman's Twitter controversy on sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399a Joe Salerno on Mises's Monetary Theory: Mises.org/HAP399b Bagus and Howden on market disequilibrium and sticky prices: Mises.org/HAP399c  
6/7/20230
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Do People Value Money Because They Need It to Pay Taxes?

Per Bylund joins Bob to discuss his new paper at the QJAE, which points out several flaws in the MMT claim that money is valued in order to pay taxes. Per's QJAE article: Mises.org/HAP398a
6/2/20230
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Do People Value Money Because They Need It to Pay Taxes?

Per Bylund joins Bob to discuss his new paper at the QJAE, which points out several flaws in the MMT claim that money is valued in order to pay taxes. Per's QJAE article: Mises.org/HAP398a
6/2/20230
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Do People Value Money Because They Need It to Pay Taxes?

Per Bylund joins Bob to discuss his new paper at the QJAE, which points out several flaws in the MMT claim that money is valued in order to pay taxes. Per's QJAE article: Mises.org/HAP398a
6/2/20230
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Fear-Mongering Over the Debt Ceiling

Heritage Fellow Peter St. Onge joins Bob to set the record straight on several popular talking points about the debt ceiling. Bob on selling Gov't resources to reduce the National Debt: Mises.org/HAP397a
5/26/20230
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Fear-Mongering Over the Debt Ceiling

Heritage Fellow Peter St. Onge joins Bob to set the record straight on several popular talking points about the debt ceiling. Bob on selling Gov't resources to reduce the National Debt: Mises.org/HAP397a
5/26/20230
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Fear-Mongering Over the Debt Ceiling

Heritage Fellow Peter St. Onge joins Bob to set the record straight on several popular talking points about the debt ceiling. Bob on selling Gov't resources to reduce the National Debt: Mises.org/HAP397a
5/26/20230
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Remembering the Contributions of Lucas and Alchian

Bob originally invited Brian Albrecht (Chief Economist of the International Center for Law & Economics) to discuss the work of Armen Alchian, but on the day of recording, Robert Lucas happened to die. Bob and Brian discuss rational expectations, real business cycle theory, and how Alchian cracked the military's top secrets. Brian on Alchian's famous "Costs and Outputs" paper: Mises.org/HAP396a
5/19/20230
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Remembering the Contributions of Lucas and Alchian

Bob originally invited Brian Albrecht (Chief Economist of the International Center for Law & Economics) to discuss the work of Armen Alchian, but on the day of recording, Robert Lucas happened to die. Bob and Brian discuss rational expectations, real business cycle theory, and how Alchian cracked the military's top secrets. Brian on Alchian's famous "Costs and Outputs" paper: Mises.org/HAP396a
5/19/20230
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Remembering the Contributions of Lucas and Alchian

Bob originally invited Brian Albrecht (Chief Economist of the International Center for Law & Economics) to discuss the work of Armen Alchian, but on the day of recording, Robert Lucas happened to die. Bob and Brian discuss rational expectations, real business cycle theory, and how Alchian cracked the military's top secrets. Brian on Alchian's famous "Costs and Outputs" paper: Mises.org/HAP396a
5/18/20230
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Does the Inverted Yield Curve Signal a Coming Recession?

Dr. Paul Cwik joins Bob to discuss the inverted yield curve's "signal" of an impending recession. Dr. Cwik's dissertation on inverted yield curves and economic downturns: Mises.org/HAP395a Bob on the link between inverted yield curves and recessions: Mises.org/HAP395b Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
5/12/20230
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Does the Inverted Yield Curve Signal a Coming Recession?

Dr. Paul Cwik joins Bob to discuss the inverted yield curve's "signal" of an impending recession. Dr. Cwik's dissertation on inverted yield curves and economic downturns: Mises.org/HAP395a Bob on the link between inverted yield curves and recessions: Mises.org/HAP395b Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
5/12/20230
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Does the Inverted Yield Curve Signal a Coming Recession?

Dr. Paul Cwik joins Bob to discuss the inverted yield curve's "signal" of an impending recession. Dr. Cwik's dissertation on inverted yield curves and economic downturns: Mises.org/HAP395a Bob on the link between inverted yield curves and recessions: Mises.org/HAP395b Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
5/11/20230
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Can Supercomputers Make Socialism Work?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to critique a recent Twitter argument where some were claiming that supercomputers solved the socialist calculation problem. The Twitter thread on AI and Socialism: Mises.org/HAP394a Bob on Socialism and calculation vs knowledge: Mises.org/HAP394b Karras Lambert and Tate Fegley on economic calculation and AI: Mises.org/HAP394c
5/5/20230
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Can Supercomputers Make Socialism Work?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to critique a recent Twitter argument where some were claiming that supercomputers solved the socialist calculation problem. The Twitter thread on AI and Socialism: Mises.org/HAP394a Bob on Socialism and calculation vs knowledge: Mises.org/HAP394b Karras Lambert and Tate Fegley on economic calculation and AI: Mises.org/HAP394c
5/5/20230
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Can Supercomputers Make Socialism Work?

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to critique a recent Twitter argument where some were claiming that supercomputers solved the socialist calculation problem. The Twitter thread on AI and Socialism: Mises.org/HAP394a Bob on Socialism and calculation vs knowledge: Mises.org/HAP394b Karras Lambert and Tate Fegley on economic calculation and AI: Mises.org/HAP394c
5/5/20230
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The Economics of Space Travel

Are NASA contracts propping up the private space industry? Or are Government regulations stifling the private space race? Dr. Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, joins Bob to discuss the recent "successful failure" of the exploded SpaceX launch and the differences between government and privately funded space travel. Dr. Dourado on NASA contracting private companies to build their shuttles: Mises.org/HAP393a Dr. Dourado on the Artemis moon program: Mises.org/HAP393b
4/28/20230
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The Economics of Space Travel

Are NASA contracts propping up the private space industry? Or are Government regulations stifling the private space race? Dr. Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, joins Bob to discuss the recent "successful failure" of the exploded SpaceX launch and the differences between government and privately funded space travel. Dr. Dourado on NASA contracting private companies to build their shuttles: Mises.org/HAP393a Dr. Dourado on the Artemis moon program: Mises.org/HAP393b
4/28/20230
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The Economics of Space Travel

Are NASA contracts propping up the private space industry? Or are Government regulations stifling the private space race? Dr. Eli Dourado, Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, joins Bob to discuss the recent "successful failure" of the exploded SpaceX launch and the differences between government and privately funded space travel. Dr. Dourado on NASA contracting private companies to build their shuttles: Mises.org/HAP393a Dr. Dourado on the Artemis moon program: Mises.org/HAP393b
4/28/20230
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Will AI Steal Our Jobs (or End Us)?

Professor Per Bylund joins Bob to debunk the worries over AI and to question whether the latest version of chatbots should even be called "intelligent." Per on Robots Taking your Jobs: Mises.org/HAP392a
4/21/20230
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Will AI Steal Our Jobs (or End Us)?

Professor Per Bylund joins Bob to debunk the worries over AI and to question whether the latest version of chatbots should even be called "intelligent." Per on Robots Taking your Jobs: Mises.org/HAP392a
4/21/20230
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Will AI Steal Our Jobs (or End Us)?

Professor Per Bylund joins Bob to debunk the worries over AI and to question whether the latest version of chatbots should even be called "intelligent." Per on Robots Taking your Jobs: Mises.org/HAP392a
4/21/20230
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Krugman Says It's Paranoid to Worry About a Fed Digital Currency

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to dissect Paul Krugman's latest NYT op-ed, in which he derides Ron DeSantis as paranoid for thinking a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could be used to control citizens. Krugman's op-ed in the New York Times: Mises.org/HAP391a Bob breaking down negative interest rates: Mises.org/HAP391b
4/15/20230
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Krugman Says It's Paranoid to Worry About a Fed Digital Currency

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to dissect Paul Krugman's latest NYT op-ed, in which he derides Ron DeSantis as paranoid for thinking a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could be used to control citizens. Krugman's op-ed in the New York Times: Mises.org/HAP391a Bob breaking down negative interest rates: Mises.org/HAP391b
4/15/20230
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Krugman Says It's Paranoid to Worry About a Fed Digital Currency

Jonathan Newman joins Bob to dissect Paul Krugman's latest NYT op-ed, in which he derides Ron DeSantis as paranoid for thinking a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could be used to control citizens. Krugman's op-ed in the New York Times: Mises.org/HAP391a Bob breaking down negative interest rates: Mises.org/HAP391b
4/14/20230
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Jeff's Farewell To The Human Action Podcast

Jeff and Bob review the history and impact of The Human Action Podcast—formerly Mises Weekends—and discuss where the podcast is headed.  Get Jeff's new book A Strange Liberty: Politics Drops Its Pretenses: Mises.org/Strange
4/8/20230
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Jeff's Farewell To The Human Action Podcast

Jeff and Bob review the history and impact of The Human Action Podcast—formerly Mises Weekends—and discuss where the podcast is headed.  Get Jeff's new book A Strange Liberty: Politics Drops Its Pretenses: Mises.org/Strange
4/8/20230
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Jeff's Farewell To The Human Action Podcast

Jeff and Bob review the history and impact of The Human Action Podcast—formerly Mises Weekends—and discuss where the podcast is headed.  Get Jeff's new book A Strange Liberty: Politics Drops Its Pretenses: Mises.org/Strange
4/8/20230
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With the Feds, It's the Fox Guarding the Henhouse

Bob is joined by guest Peter St. Onge to discuss how SVB's CEO, as well as Bernie Madoff, had key positions advising the Fed and SEC. Then they discuss how we should think about central banks losing money. How the SEC was Charmed by Madoff: Mises.org/HAP389a Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/HAP389b
3/31/20230
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With the Feds, It's the Fox Guarding the Henhouse

Bob is joined by guest Peter St. Onge to discuss how SVB's CEO, as well as Bernie Madoff, had key positions advising the Fed and SEC. Then they discuss how we should think about central banks losing money. How the SEC was Charmed by Madoff: Mises.org/HAP389a Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/HAP389b
3/30/20230
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How Banking Could Work

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff and Bob walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit. Mises's A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/TMC Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP388a John Cochran, 'The Safest Bank the Fed Won't Sanction': Mises.org/HAP388b
3/25/20230
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With the Feds, It's the Fox Guarding the Henhouse

Bob is joined by guest Peter St. Onge to discuss how SVB's CEO, as well as Bernie Madoff, had key positions advising the Fed and SEC. Then they discuss how we should think about central banks losing money. How the SEC was Charmed by Madoff: Mises.org/HAP389a Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/HAP389b
3/25/20230
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How Banking Could Work

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff and Bob walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit. Mises's A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/TMC Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP388a John Cochran, 'The Safest Bank the Fed Won't Sanction': Mises.org/HAP388b
3/25/20230
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How Banking Could Work

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff and Bob walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit. Mises's A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/TMC Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP388a John Cochran, 'The Safest Bank the Fed Won't Sanction': Mises.org/HAP388b
3/25/20230
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The Fed's Malfeasance after SVB

This past weekend saw extraordinary actions by the Fed to address the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank. Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value—rather than significantly lower market value—of those banks' Treasury holdings? Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP387a Jeff on the Fed as the ultimate bank: Mises.org/HAP387b
3/18/20230
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The Fed's Malfeasance after SVB

This past weekend saw extraordinary actions by the Fed to address the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank. Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value—rather than significantly lower market value—of those banks' Treasury holdings? Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP387a Jeff on the Fed as the ultimate bank: Mises.org/HAP387b
3/18/20230
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The Fed's Malfeasance after SVB

This past weekend saw extraordinary actions by the Fed to address the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank. Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value—rather than significantly lower market value—of those banks' Treasury holdings? Bob's study guide to A Theory of Money and Credit: Mises.org/HAP387a Jeff on the Fed as the ultimate bank: Mises.org/HAP387b
3/18/20230
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A Permanent Wartime Economy?

Progressives view all aspects of human life as a struggle against forces of oppression. Earlier this week on BBC, Professor Mariana Mazzucato suggested governments across the West should simply print money not only to help Ukraine, but also to finance other "wars" against climate change, inequality, and more. Should national treasuries essentially adopt a permanent wartime footing and print far more money, as Mazzucato and Warren Mosler recommend?  Hint: Jeff and Bob say "No."   Jeff's article "A Permanent Wartime Economy": Mises.org/HAP386a Bob's debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP386b Bob's article in The American Conservative on the Greenbacker movement: Mises.org/386c
3/10/20230
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A Permanent Wartime Economy?

Progressives view all aspects of human life as a struggle against forces of oppression. Earlier this week on BBC, Professor Mariana Mazzucato suggested governments across the West should simply print money not only to help Ukraine, but also to finance other "wars" against climate change, inequality, and more. Should national treasuries essentially adopt a permanent wartime footing and print far more money, as Mazzucato and Warren Mosler recommend?  Hint: Jeff and Bob say "No."   Jeff's article "A Permanent Wartime Economy": Mises.org/HAP386a Bob's debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP386b Bob's article in The American Conservative on the Greenbacker movement: Mises.org/386c
3/10/20230
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A Permanent Wartime Economy?

Progressives view all aspects of human life as a struggle against forces of oppression. Earlier this week on BBC, Professor Mariana Mazzucato suggested governments across the West should simply print money not only to help Ukraine, but also to finance other "wars" against climate change, inequality, and more. Should national treasuries essentially adopt a permanent wartime footing and print far more money, as Mazzucato and Warren Mosler recommend?  Hint: Jeff and Bob say "No."   Jeff's article "A Permanent Wartime Economy": Mises.org/HAP386a Bob's debate with Warren Mosler: Mises.org/HAP386b Bob's article in The American Conservative on the Greenbacker movement: Mises.org/386c
3/10/20230
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Losing Control of Money

With global worldwide debt now over $300 trillion and interest rates rising, the US dollar is once again a relative safe haven in a slowing economy. Currencies competing with the Dollar face a deadly race to stave off a sovereign debt crisis. Is the dollar now unbound, as the dominant political tool of the dominant nation? The Dollar Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP385a Thorsten Polleit, The Global Currency Plot: Mises.org/HAP385b Bob's book, Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
3/4/20230
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Losing Control of Money

With global worldwide debt now over $300 trillion and interest rates rising, the US dollar is once again a relative safe haven in a slowing economy. Currencies competing with the Dollar face a deadly race to stave off a sovereign debt crisis. Is the dollar now unbound, as the dominant political tool of the dominant nation? The Dollar Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP385a Thorsten Polleit, The Global Currency Plot: Mises.org/HAP385b Bob's book, Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
3/4/20230
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Losing Control of Money

With global worldwide debt now over $300 trillion and interest rates rising, the US dollar is once again a relative safe haven in a slowing economy. Currencies competing with the Dollar face a deadly race to stave off a sovereign debt crisis. Is the dollar now unbound, as the dominant political tool of the dominant nation? The Dollar Milkshake Theory: Mises.org/HAP385a Thorsten Polleit, The Global Currency Plot: Mises.org/HAP385b Bob's book, Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
3/3/20230
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The Economics of National Divorce, Part II

Tom Woods joins the show for a look at the hottest political topic of the day, namely national divorce. This is a spirited discussion of the politics, economics, and mechanics of how America might break up.  Watch "The Economics of National Divorce, Part I" with Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/HAP352
2/24/20230
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The Economics of National Divorce, Part II

Tom Woods joins the show for a look at the hottest political topic of the day, namely national divorce. This is a spirited discussion of the politics, economics, and mechanics of how America might break up.  Watch "The Economics of National Divorce, Part I" with Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/HAP352
2/24/20230
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The Economics of National Divorce, Part II

Tom Woods joins the show for a look at the hottest political topic of the day, namely national divorce. This is a spirited discussion of the politics, economics, and mechanics of how America might break up.  Watch "The Economics of National Divorce, Part I" with Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/HAP352
2/24/20230
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The Economics of American Gerontocracy

With Yale economics professor Yusuke Narita suggesting mass suicide—seppuku—as the answer to Japan's rapidly aging demographics, Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the economics and humanity of greying America. Richard Hanania, "Gerontocracy Versus Western Civilization": Mises.org/HAP383a Bob on opting out of Social Security: Mises.org/HAP383b  
2/17/20230
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The Economics of American Gerontocracy

With Yale economics professor Yusuke Narita suggesting mass suicide—seppuku—as the answer to Japan's rapidly aging demographics, Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the economics and humanity of greying America. Richard Hanania, "Gerontocracy Versus Western Civilization": Mises.org/HAP383a Bob on opting out of Social Security: Mises.org/HAP383b  
2/17/20230
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The Economics of American Gerontocracy

With Yale economics professor Yusuke Narita suggesting mass suicide—seppuku—as the answer to Japan's rapidly aging demographics, Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the economics and humanity of greying America. Richard Hanania, "Gerontocracy Versus Western Civilization": Mises.org/HAP383a Bob on opting out of Social Security: Mises.org/HAP383b  
2/17/20230
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ESG and DEI are Worse Than You Think

Mises Institute scholar and Troy University business school Dean Allen Mendenhall is among the leading critics of woke capital. He leads a new initiative against the perverse investment practices demanded by ESG/DEI commissars, and joins Jeff Deist to discuss both the origins of "stakeholder" capitalism and what we can do to push back against ideological purity tests in capital markets and corporate America. AllenMendenhall.com "Troy University tackles 'woke' business practices head-on with new program": Mises.org/HAP382a
2/10/20230
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ESG and DEI are Worse Than You Think

Mises Institute scholar and Troy University business school Dean Allen Mendenhall is among the leading critics of woke capital. He leads a new initiative against the perverse investment practices demanded by ESG/DEI commissars, and joins Jeff Deist to discuss both the origins of "stakeholder" capitalism and what we can do to push back against ideological purity tests in capital markets and corporate America. AllenMendenhall.com "Troy University tackles 'woke' business practices head-on with new program": Mises.org/HAP382a
2/10/20230
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ESG and DEI are Worse Than You Think

Mises Institute scholar and Troy University business school Dean Allen Mendenhall is among the leading critics of woke capital. He leads a new initiative against the perverse investment practices demanded by ESG/DEI commissars, and joins Jeff Deist to discuss both the origins of "stakeholder" capitalism and what we can do to push back against ideological purity tests in capital markets and corporate America. AllenMendenhall.com "Troy University tackles 'woke' business practices head-on with new program": Mises.org/HAP382a
2/10/20230
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Why This Recession is Different

Back in January Jeff Deist joined the Austrian Economics Discord Server for a live event concerning trends in 2023. Jeff makes the case for viewing today's economy as quite unlike that of 2007—due to steady increases in CPI, more fiscal stimulus relative to monetary stimulus, and ongoing supply shock issues from COVID. This is a far-ranging discussion of the landscape for the Fed, persistent inflation, and a looming recession. Includes Q and A from the audience.
2/4/20230
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Why This Recession is Different

Back in January Jeff Deist joined the Austrian Economics Discord Server for a live event concerning trends in 2023. Jeff makes the case for viewing today's economy as quite unlike that of 2007—due to steady increases in CPI, more fiscal stimulus relative to monetary stimulus, and ongoing supply shock issues from COVID. This is a far-ranging discussion of the landscape for the Fed, persistent inflation, and a looming recession. Includes Q and A from the audience.
2/3/20230
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Why This Recession is Different

Back in January Jeff Deist joined the Austrian Economics Discord Server for a live event concerning trends in 2023. Jeff makes the case for viewing today's economy as quite unlike that of 2007—due to steady increases in CPI, more fiscal stimulus relative to monetary stimulus, and ongoing supply shock issues from COVID. This is a far-ranging discussion of the landscape for the Fed, persistent inflation, and a looming recession. Includes Q and A from the audience.
2/3/20230
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Is Economics a Dead Discipline?

Professor Per Bylund of Oklahoma State University, author of How to Think About the Economy joins Jeff and Bob to dissect how economics went so badly wrong. A discipline rooted in theory, axioms, and deduction has devolved into statistics, models, and hard science envy. Is the economics profession doing any good, or active harm? Per's new book How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/Primer Gary North and Walter Block debate "Is it Smart to Get a PhD in Economics": Mises.org/HAP380a
1/27/20230
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Is Economics a Dead Discipline?

Professor Per Bylund of Oklahoma State University, author of How to Think About the Economy joins Jeff and Bob to dissect how economics went so badly wrong. A discipline rooted in theory, axioms, and deduction has devolved into statistics, models, and hard science envy. Is the economics profession doing any good, or active harm? Per's new book How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/Primer Gary North and Walter Block debate "Is it Smart to Get a PhD in Economics": Mises.org/HAP380a
1/27/20230
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Is Economics a Dead Discipline?

Professor Per Bylund of Oklahoma State University, author of How to Think About the Economy joins Jeff and Bob to dissect how economics went so badly wrong. A discipline rooted in theory, axioms, and deduction has devolved into statistics, models, and hard science envy. Is the economics profession doing any good, or active harm? Per's new book How to Think About the Economy: Mises.org/Primer Gary North and Walter Block debate "Is it Smart to Get a PhD in Economics": Mises.org/HAP380a
1/27/20230
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Davos: Has Globalism Peaked?

Jeff and Bob break down this week's Davos WEF conference and consider whether global elites really have the mechanisms to impose their plans. Johnny Vedmore's analysis of Schwab's origins: Mises.org/HAP379a Scott Greer says America's right-want needs to stop dwelling on Schwab: Mises.org/HAP379b Schwab bragging about penetrating Cabinets: Mises.org/HAP379c
1/20/20230
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Davos: Has Globalism Peaked?

Jeff and Bob break down this week's Davos WEF conference and consider whether global elites really have the mechanisms to impose their plans. Johnny Vedmore's analysis of Schwab's origins: Mises.org/HAP379a Scott Greer says America's right-want needs to stop dwelling on Schwab: Mises.org/HAP379b Schwab bragging about penetrating Cabinets: Mises.org/HAP379c
1/20/20230
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Davos: Has Globalism Peaked?

Jeff and Bob break down this week's Davos WEF conference and consider whether global elites really have the mechanisms to impose their plans. Johnny Vedmore's analysis of Schwab's origins: Mises.org/HAP379a Scott Greer says America's right-want needs to stop dwelling on Schwab: Mises.org/HAP379b Schwab bragging about penetrating Cabinets: Mises.org/HAP379c
1/20/20230
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Dr. Peter Klein on the Disconnect in Labor Markets

Dr. Peter Klein, professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University and co-author of the new book Why Managers Matter, joins Jeff and Bob to explain the huge disconnect between supply and demand for labor in post-COVID America. Dr. Klein's new book Why Managers Matter: Mises.org/HAP378a
1/13/20230
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Dr. Peter Klein on the Disconnect in Labor Markets

Dr. Peter Klein, professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University and co-author of the new book Why Managers Matter, joins Jeff and Bob to explain the huge disconnect between supply and demand for labor in post-COVID America. Dr. Klein's new book Why Managers Matter: Mises.org/HAP378a
1/13/20230
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Dr. Peter Klein on the Disconnect in Labor Markets

Dr. Peter Klein, professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University and co-author of the new book Why Managers Matter, joins Jeff and Bob to explain the huge disconnect between supply and demand for labor in post-COVID America. Dr. Klein's new book Why Managers Matter: Mises.org/HAP378a
1/12/20230
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How FedGov Destroyed the Housing Market

There is no real housing market in the US. Instead, an unholy trinity of Fannie/Freddie, the US Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Bank operate to distort the market at every turn and drive home prices up dramatically. Mises Institute Senior Fellow Alex Pollock, an economist and former mortgage banker, joins Jeff to describe the reality few Americans know. Alex Pollock's new book Surprised Again: The Covid Crisis and the New Market Bubble : Mises.org/HAP377a Alex Pollock on how the Fed became the world's biggest S&L: Mises.org/HAP377b
1/6/20230
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How FedGov Destroyed the Housing Market

There is no real housing market in the US. Instead, an unholy trinity of Fannie/Freddie, the US Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Bank operate to distort the market at every turn and drive home prices up dramatically. Mises Institute Senior Fellow Alex Pollock, an economist and former mortgage banker, joins Jeff to describe the reality few Americans know. Alex Pollock's new book Surprised Again: The Covid Crisis and the New Market Bubble : Mises.org/HAP377a Alex Pollock on how the Fed became the world's biggest S&L: Mises.org/HAP377b
1/6/20230
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How FedGov Destroyed the Housing Market

There is no real housing market in the US. Instead, an unholy trinity of Fannie/Freddie, the US Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Bank operate to distort the market at every turn and drive home prices up dramatically. Mises Institute Senior Fellow Alex Pollock, an economist and former mortgage banker, joins Jeff to describe the reality few Americans know. Alex Pollock's new book Surprised Again: The Covid Crisis and the New Market Bubble : Mises.org/HAP377a Alex Pollock on how the Fed became the world's biggest S&L: Mises.org/HAP377b
1/6/20230
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The Human Action Podcast Predictions for 2023

Bob and Jeff make their provocative 2023 predictions for the economy, the Fed, politics, world events, and cultural issues.
12/30/20220
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The Human Action Podcast Predictions for 2023

Bob and Jeff make their provocative 2023 predictions for the economy, the Fed, politics, world events, and cultural issues.
12/30/20220
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The Human Action Podcast Predictions for 2023

Bob and Jeff make their provocative 2023 predictions for the economy, the Fed, politics, world events, and cultural issues.
12/30/20220
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Jeff Deist on What 2023 Portends

This week's show features a bare-knuckle discussion between Jeff and José Niño of "El Niño Speaks" on the biggest political, economic, and cultural events of 2022—and what they portend for 2023. You don't want to miss Jeff's unvarnished thoughts on the Left, the Right, the economy, and what is sure to be a turbulent New Year. Read José's Substack: josbcf.substack.com  
12/23/20220
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Jeff Deist on What 2023 Portends

This week's show features a bare-knuckle discussion between Jeff and José Niño of "El Niño Speaks" on the biggest political, economic, and cultural events of 2022—and what they portend for 2023. You don't want to miss Jeff's unvarnished thoughts on the Left, the Right, the economy, and what is sure to be a turbulent New Year. Read José's Substack: josbcf.substack.com  
12/23/20220
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Jeff Deist on What 2023 Portends

This week's show features a bare-knuckle discussion between Jeff and José Niño of "El Niño Speaks" on the biggest political, economic, and cultural events of 2022—and what they portend for 2023. You don't want to miss Jeff's unvarnished thoughts on the Left, the Right, the economy, and what is sure to be a turbulent New Year. Read José's Substack: josbcf.substack.com  
12/22/20220
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The Decline of Public Intellectuals

Does 2022 America still have legitimate intellectuals? Professor Paul Gottfried joins Jeff and Bob to consider the state of real and pseudo-intellectualism.
12/16/20220
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The Decline of Public Intellectuals

Does 2022 America still have legitimate intellectuals? Professor Paul Gottfried joins Jeff and Bob to consider the state of real and pseudo-intellectualism.
12/16/20220
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The Decline of Public Intellectuals

Does 2022 America still have legitimate intellectuals? Professor Paul Gottfried joins Jeff and Bob to consider the state of real and pseudo-intellectualism.
12/16/20220
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Are Capital Markets Corrupt?

Hunter Hastings of Economics for Business joins Jeff for a thoroughgoing discussion of how monetary and fiscal policy distort capital markets and create perverse incentives for financialization rather than real production. Jeff Deist, "Does M&A benefit the economy?": Mises.org/HAP373-A Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/AGD The Economics for Business Podcast: Mises.org/E4Bpod
12/10/20220
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Are Capital Markets Corrupt?

Hunter Hastings of Economics for Business joins Jeff for a thoroughgoing discussion of how monetary and fiscal policy distort capital markets and create perverse incentives for financialization rather than real production. Jeff Deist, "Does M&A benefit the economy?": Mises.org/HAP373-A Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/AGD The Economics for Business Podcast: Mises.org/E4Bpod
12/9/20220
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Are Capital Markets Corrupt?

Hunter Hastings of Economics for Business joins Jeff for a thoroughgoing discussion of how monetary and fiscal policy distort capital markets and create perverse incentives for financialization rather than real production. Jeff Deist, "Does M&A benefit the economy?": Mises.org/HAP373-A Rothbard's America's Great Depression: Mises.org/AGD The Economics for Business Podcast: Mises.org/E4Bpod
12/9/20220
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The Bad Economics of Twitter

Jeff and Bob break down the good, bad, and ugly behind Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.
12/2/20220
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The Bad Economics of Twitter

Jeff and Bob break down the good, bad, and ugly behind Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.
12/2/20220
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The Bad Economics of Twitter

Jeff and Bob break down the good, bad, and ugly behind Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.
12/2/20220
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Can We Fix the Economy?

Jeff and Bob record a special Thanksgiving episode for Money Talk 1010 AM on what it really takes to fix the US economy.  Mark Thornton on the coming economic crisis: Mises.org/HAP371A Listen to Jeff on Money Talk 1010 every Thursday at 9:00am ET: Mises.org/MoneyTalk
11/24/20220
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Can We Fix the Economy?

Jeff and Bob record a special Thanksgiving episode for Money Talk 1010 AM on what it really takes to fix the US economy.  Mark Thornton on the coming economic crisis: Mises.org/HAP371A Listen to Jeff on Money Talk 1010 every Thursday at 9:00am ET: Mises.org/MoneyTalk
11/24/20220
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Can We Fix the Economy?

Jeff and Bob record a special Thanksgiving episode for Money Talk 1010 AM on what it really takes to fix the US economy.  Mark Thornton on the coming economic crisis: Mises.org/HAP371A Listen to Jeff on Money Talk 1010 every Thursday at 9:00am ET: Mises.org/MoneyTalk
11/23/20220
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Will the FTX Scandal Bring Down "Crypto"?

Jeff and Bob discuss whether the FTX scandal will be used to justify new "crypto" regulations or even the creation of a central bank digital currency. Caitlin Long and Sam Bankman-Fried debating leveraging Bitcoin: Mises.org/HAP370A Mises on circulation credit vs. commodity credit: Mises.org/HAP370B President of the Minneapolis Fed Neel Kashkari on CBDCs: Mises.org/HAP370C
11/19/20220
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Will the FTX Scandal Bring Down "Crypto"?

Jeff and Bob discuss whether the FTX scandal will be used to justify new "crypto" regulations or even the creation of a central bank digital currency. Caitlin Long and Sam Bankman-Fried debating leveraging Bitcoin: Mises.org/HAP370A Mises on circulation credit vs. commodity credit: Mises.org/HAP370B President of the Minneapolis Fed Neel Kashkari on CBDCs: Mises.org/HAP370C
11/18/20220
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Will the FTX Scandal Bring Down "Crypto"?

Jeff and Bob discuss whether the FTX scandal will be used to justify new "crypto" regulations or even the creation of a central bank digital currency. Caitlin Long and Sam Bankman-Fried debating leveraging Bitcoin: Mises.org/HAP370A Mises on circulation credit vs. commodity credit: Mises.org/HAP370B President of the Minneapolis Fed Neel Kashkari on CBDCs: Mises.org/HAP370C
11/18/20220
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Daniel McCarthy Dissects the Midterm Election

Daniel McCarthy joins Jeff and Bob to consider the deep unseriousness of American politics and electorate.  Willmoore Kendall's The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/Kendall  
11/11/20220
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Daniel McCarthy Dissects the Midterm Election

Daniel McCarthy joins Jeff and Bob to consider the deep unseriousness of American politics and electorate.  Willmoore Kendall's The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/Kendall  
11/11/20220
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Daniel McCarthy Dissects the Midterm Election

Daniel McCarthy joins Jeff and Bob to consider the deep unseriousness of American politics and electorate.  Willmoore Kendall's The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/Kendall  
11/11/20220
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The Socio-Politics of the Midterms

Jeff joins Chris Casey of WindRock Wealth Management for a deep analysis of next week's punishing midterm elections.
11/4/20220
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The Socio-Politics of the Midterms

Jeff joins Chris Casey of WindRock Wealth Management for a deep analysis of next week's punishing midterm elections.
11/4/20220
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The Socio-Politics of the Midterms

Jeff joins Chris Casey of WindRock Wealth Management for a deep analysis of next week's punishing midterm elections.
11/4/20220
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Words as Weapons

Criticisms of hapless Senate candidate John Fetterman are labeled "ableist," while Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is deemed fascist. Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the linguistic battlefield and the corruption of language as an institution.  Jeff's paper on language, "Evolution or Corruption?": Mises.org/HAP367-1 George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language": Mises.org/HAP367-2 Ken Smith's Junk English: Mises.org/HAP367-3 Bryan Caplan on "Privilege": Mises.org/HAP367-4
10/28/20220
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Words as Weapons

Criticisms of hapless Senate candidate John Fetterman are labeled "ableist," while Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is deemed fascist. Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the linguistic battlefield and the corruption of language as an institution.  Jeff's paper on language, "Evolution or Corruption?": Mises.org/HAP367-1 George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language": Mises.org/HAP367-2 Ken Smith's Junk English: Mises.org/HAP367-3 Bryan Caplan on "Privilege": Mises.org/HAP367-4
10/28/20220
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Words as Weapons

Criticisms of hapless Senate candidate John Fetterman are labeled "ableist," while Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is deemed fascist. Jeff and Bob take a hard look at the linguistic battlefield and the corruption of language as an institution.  Jeff's paper on language, "Evolution or Corruption?": Mises.org/HAP367-1 George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language": Mises.org/HAP367-2 Ken Smith's Junk English: Mises.org/HAP367-3 Bryan Caplan on "Privilege": Mises.org/HAP367-4
10/28/20220
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The Need for Beauty in Economics

Free Markets are often criticized for producing ugly, dystopian, consumer-driven landscapes, but is this true? Jeff explains how we need more than intellectual appeal to advance the cause of liberty—we need an appeal to beauty. Watch other talks from our 40th Anniversary Celebration: Mises.org/SS2022  
10/21/20220
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The Need for Beauty in Economics

Free Markets are often criticized for producing ugly, dystopian, consumer-driven landscapes, but is this true? Jeff explains how we need more than intellectual appeal to advance the cause of liberty—we need an appeal to beauty. Watch other talks from our 40th Anniversary Celebration: Mises.org/SS2022  
10/21/20220
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The Need for Beauty in Economics

Free Markets are often criticized for producing ugly, dystopian, consumer-driven landscapes, but is this true? Jeff explains how we need more than intellectual appeal to advance the cause of liberty—we need an appeal to beauty. Watch other talks from our 40th Anniversary Celebration: Mises.org/SS2022  
10/21/20220
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Bernanke's Sordid Nobel Prize

Dr. Bob Murphy and Jeff Deist discuss the nauseating elevation of former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to Nobel Prize winner.
10/14/20220
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Bernanke's Sordid Nobel Prize

Dr. Bob Murphy and Jeff Deist discuss the nauseating elevation of former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to Nobel Prize winner.
10/14/20220
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Bernanke's Sordid Nobel Prize

Dr. Bob Murphy and Jeff Deist discuss the nauseating elevation of former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to Nobel Prize winner.
10/14/20220
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Toby Baxendale on the Coming Financial Repression

UK entrepreneur and founder of the Cobden Centre Toby Baxendale joins Bob to discuss meeting Hayek, the history of economists supporting 100% reserve banking, and the tools central banks and governments will use to enact "financial repression."
10/7/20220
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Toby Baxendale on the Coming Financial Repression

UK entrepreneur and founder of the Cobden Centre Toby Baxendale joins Bob to discuss meeting Hayek, the history of economists supporting 100% reserve banking, and the tools central banks and governments will use to enact "financial repression."
10/7/20220
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Toby Baxendale on the Coming Financial Repression

UK entrepreneur and founder of the Cobden Centre Toby Baxendale joins Bob to discuss meeting Hayek, the history of economists supporting 100% reserve banking, and the tools central banks and governments will use to enact "financial repression."
10/4/20220
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The Economics of War

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff and Bob to discuss the economic and political ramifications of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage.  Read "The Economics of War" from Human Action: Mises.org/HAP363-1 Read a study Bob co-authored on Europe's energy crisis: Mises.org/HAP363-2
10/1/20220
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The Economics of War

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff and Bob to discuss the economic and political ramifications of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage.  Read "The Economics of War" from Human Action: Mises.org/HAP363-1 Read a study Bob co-authored on Europe's energy crisis: Mises.org/HAP363-2
9/30/20220
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The Economics of War

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff and Bob to discuss the economic and political ramifications of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage.  Read "The Economics of War" from Human Action: Mises.org/HAP363-1 Read a study Bob co-authored on Europe's energy crisis: Mises.org/HAP363-2
9/30/20220
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Daniel McCarthy on the Libertarian and Conservative Divide

Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, joins Jeff to consider the state of modern conservatism, modern libertarianism, and whether they can or cannot find common ground. Watch Daniel's talk at the LSC 2022: Mises.org/LSC22-McCarthy Read The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/HAP362-1
9/24/20220
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Daniel McCarthy on the Libertarian and Conservative Divide

Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, joins Jeff to consider the state of modern conservatism, modern libertarianism, and whether they can or cannot find common ground. Watch Daniel's talk at the LSC 2022: Mises.org/LSC22-McCarthy Read The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/HAP362-1
9/23/20220
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Daniel McCarthy on the Libertarian and Conservative Divide

Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age, joins Jeff to consider the state of modern conservatism, modern libertarianism, and whether they can or cannot find common ground. Watch Daniel's talk at the LSC 2022: Mises.org/LSC22-McCarthy Read The Conservative Affirmation: Mises.org/HAP362-1
9/23/20220
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The Queen Is Dead, Democracy Is Dying

With Queen Elizabeth II lying in state at Westminster Hall, hereditary monarchies are under attack as archaic & absurd. Has mass democracy in the West done any better? Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob to discuss. Read Ryan's Article on Monarchs: Mises.org/HAP361-1 Read Hoppe's Democracy: Mises.org/Democracy
9/17/20220
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The Queen Is Dead, Democracy Is Dying

With Queen Elizabeth II lying in state at Westminster Hall, hereditary monarchies are under attack as archaic & absurd. Has mass democracy in the West done any better? Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob to discuss. Read Ryan's Article on Monarchs: Mises.org/HAP361-1 Read Hoppe's Democracy: Mises.org/Democracy
9/16/20220
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The Queen Is Dead, Democracy Is Dying

With Queen Elizabeth II lying in state at Westminster Hall, hereditary monarchies are under attack as archaic & absurd. Has mass democracy in the West done any better? Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob to discuss. Read Ryan's Article on Monarchs: Mises.org/HAP361-1 Read Hoppe's Democracy: Mises.org/Democracy
9/16/20220
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Inflation Kills

Bob and Jeff unravel the corrosive and nonsensical policy of "inflationism," and consider its deep cultural effects. Read Jeff's talk from the recent Ron Paul Institute conference: Mises.org/HAP360-1
9/9/20220
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Inflation Kills

Bob and Jeff unravel the corrosive and nonsensical policy of "inflationism," and consider its deep cultural effects. Read Jeff's talk from the recent Ron Paul Institute conference: Mises.org/HAP360-1
9/9/20220
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Inflation Kills

Bob and Jeff unravel the corrosive and nonsensical policy of "inflationism," and consider its deep cultural effects. Read Jeff's talk from the recent Ron Paul Institute conference: Mises.org/HAP360-1
9/8/20220
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Biden's Post-Persuasion America

Journalist Jordan Schachtel joins the show to discuss Biden's escalating rhetoric against what he terms "ultra-MAGA" semi-fascists. Is America finally past any pretense of democracy?  
9/2/20220
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Biden's Post-Persuasion America

Journalist Jordan Schachtel joins the show to discuss Biden's escalating rhetoric against what he terms "ultra-MAGA" semi-fascists. Is America finally past any pretense of democracy?  
9/2/20220
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Biden's Post-Persuasion America

Journalist Jordan Schachtel joins the show to discuss Biden's escalating rhetoric against what he terms "ultra-MAGA" semi-fascists. Is America finally past any pretense of democracy?  
9/2/20220
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Clifton Duncan on the College Question

Clifton Duncan joins the show to discuss Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, along with the broader question of whether college and student loans are still worthwhile for young people. Jeff's Article, "Is College Worth It?": Mises.org/HAP358-1
8/26/20220
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Clifton Duncan on the College Question

Clifton Duncan joins the show to discuss Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, along with the broader question of whether college and student loans are still worthwhile for young people. Jeff's Article, "Is College Worth It?": Mises.org/HAP358-1
8/26/20220
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Clifton Duncan on the College Question

Clifton Duncan joins the show to discuss Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, along with the broader question of whether college and student loans are still worthwhile for young people. Jeff's Article, "Is College Worth It?": Mises.org/HAP358-1
8/26/20220
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Dave Smith on the End of Political Pretense

Comic Dave Smith joins Jeff and Bob for a compelling look at the poisonous political landscape in post-goodwill America.  
8/20/20220
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Dave Smith on the End of Political Pretense

Comic Dave Smith joins Jeff and Bob for a compelling look at the poisonous political landscape in post-goodwill America.  
8/19/20220
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Dave Smith on the End of Political Pretense

Comic Dave Smith joins Jeff and Bob for a compelling look at the poisonous political landscape in post-goodwill America.  
8/19/20220
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Why Federal Agencies Go Rogue

The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration's open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule rather than the exception.  Jonathan Turley on Trump being disqualified from office: Mises.org/HAP356-1 Mises on the managerial state: Mises.org/Bureaucracy James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution: Mises.org/Burnham Bob Murphy Show Episode on the FBI: Mises.org/BMS92  
8/12/20220
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Why Federal Agencies Go Rogue

The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration's open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule rather than the exception.  Jonathan Turley on Trump being disqualified from office: Mises.org/HAP356-1 Mises on the managerial state: Mises.org/Bureaucracy James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution: Mises.org/Burnham Bob Murphy Show Episode on the FBI: Mises.org/BMS92  
8/12/20220
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Why Federal Agencies Go Rogue

The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration's open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule rather than the exception.  Jonathan Turley on Trump being disqualified from office: Mises.org/HAP356-1 Mises on the managerial state: Mises.org/Bureaucracy James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution: Mises.org/Burnham Bob Murphy Show Episode on the FBI: Mises.org/BMS92  
8/12/20220
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The Politicization of Economics

Has economics fallen to politics? Court economists like Paul Krugman–we might call them "regime economists"–represent a profession in big trouble. Jeff and Bob discuss. Michael Tanner, "PIketty Gets it Wrong": Mises.org/HAP355-1 Bob Murphy on the economics establishment vs. Judy Shelton: Mises.org/HAP355-2 Jeff Deist on Nancy McLean's unprofessional attacks: Mises.org/HAP355-3 Bob's article with Phillip Magness on Piketty: Mises.org/HAP355-4    
8/5/20220
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The Politicization of Economics

Has economics fallen to politics? Court economists like Paul Krugman–we might call them "regime economists"–represent a profession in big trouble. Jeff and Bob discuss. Michael Tanner, "PIketty Gets it Wrong": Mises.org/HAP355-1 Bob Murphy on the economics establishment vs. Judy Shelton: Mises.org/HAP355-2 Jeff Deist on Nancy McLean's unprofessional attacks: Mises.org/HAP355-3 Bob's article with Phillip Magness on Piketty: Mises.org/HAP355-4    
8/5/20220
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The Politicization of Economics

Has economics fallen to politics? Court economists like Paul Krugman–we might call them "regime economists"–represent a profession in big trouble. Jeff and Bob discuss. Michael Tanner, "PIketty Gets it Wrong": Mises.org/HAP355-1 Bob Murphy on the economics establishment vs. Judy Shelton: Mises.org/HAP355-2 Jeff Deist on Nancy McLean's unprofessional attacks: Mises.org/HAP355-3 Bob's article with Phillip Magness on Piketty: Mises.org/HAP355-4    
8/5/20220
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What You Can Do

Jeff Deist and Connor Mortell host an AMA during Mises University 2022 on the topic of "What You Can Do." Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 30 July 2022.
7/31/20220
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What You Can Do

Jeff Deist and Connor Mortell host an AMA during Mises University 2022 on the topic of "What You Can Do." Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 30 July 2022.
7/30/20220
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What You Can Do

Jeff Deist and Connor Mortell host an AMA during Mises University 2022 on the topic of "What You Can Do." Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 30 July 2022.
7/30/20220
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Connor Boyack & the Case for Revisionist History

Connor Boyack, author of the new Tuttle Twins book America's History: 1215-1776, joins the show to make the Rothbardian case for de-bamboozling history. America’s History: A Tuttle Twins Series of Stories: TuttleTwins.com/History Rothbard on Historical Revisionism: Mises.org/HAP353-1
7/22/20220
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Connor Boyack & the Case for Revisionist History

Connor Boyack, author of the new Tuttle Twins book America's History: 1215-1776, joins the show to make the Rothbardian case for de-bamboozling history. America’s History: A Tuttle Twins Series of Stories: TuttleTwins.com/History Rothbard on Historical Revisionism: Mises.org/HAP353-1
7/22/20220
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Connor Boyack & the Case for Revisionist History

Connor Boyack, author of the new Tuttle Twins book America's History: 1215-1776, joins the show to make the Rothbardian case for de-bamboozling history. America’s History: A Tuttle Twins Series of Stories: TuttleTwins.com/History Rothbard on Historical Revisionism: Mises.org/HAP353-1
7/22/20220
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The Economics of National Divorce

Lots of Americans now openly discuss the idea of National Divorce, focusing on the political, cultural, and social divisions in America. But what about the economics? How would issues like debt, entitlements, and defense be addressed if the US split into two or more new political entities? Mises.org senior editor and economist Ryan McMaken joins Jeff to discuss. Listen to Hoppe on centralization and secession: Mises.org/HAP352-1
7/15/20220
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The Economics of National Divorce

Lots of Americans now openly discuss the idea of National Divorce, focusing on the political, cultural, and social divisions in America. But what about the economics? How would issues like debt, entitlements, and defense be addressed if the US split into two or more new political entities? Mises.org senior editor and economist Ryan McMaken joins Jeff to discuss. Listen to Hoppe on centralization and secession: Mises.org/HAP352-1
7/15/20220
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The Economics of National Divorce

Lots of Americans now openly discuss the idea of National Divorce, focusing on the political, cultural, and social divisions in America. But what about the economics? How would issues like debt, entitlements, and defense be addressed if the US split into two or more new political entities? Mises.org senior editor and economist Ryan McMaken joins Jeff to discuss. Listen to Hoppe on centralization and secession: Mises.org/HAP352-1
7/15/20220
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Why the US Should Default

Jeff and Bob discuss the effect of rising interest rates on Uncle Sam's ability to service debt—and promote the increasingly less radical idea that a default on Treasury debt is both inevitable and good. Jeff's article on rising rates: Mises.org/HAP351-1 House Budget Committee report on higher interest rates and US debt service: Mises.org/HAP351-2 Rothbard on the ethics of debt repudiation: Mises.org/HAP351-3
7/8/20220
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Why the US Should Default

Jeff and Bob discuss the effect of rising interest rates on Uncle Sam's ability to service debt—and promote the increasingly less radical idea that a default on Treasury debt is both inevitable and good. Jeff's article on rising rates: Mises.org/HAP351-1 House Budget Committee report on higher interest rates and US debt service: Mises.org/HAP351-2 Rothbard on the ethics of debt repudiation: Mises.org/HAP351-3
7/8/20220
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Why the US Should Default

Jeff and Bob discuss the effect of rising interest rates on Uncle Sam's ability to service debt—and promote the increasingly less radical idea that a default on Treasury debt is both inevitable and good. Jeff's article on rising rates: Mises.org/HAP351-1 House Budget Committee report on higher interest rates and US debt service: Mises.org/HAP351-2 Rothbard on the ethics of debt repudiation: Mises.org/HAP351-3
7/8/20220
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<em>Fossil Future</em> with Alex Epstein

When it comes to energy and the environment, Americans not only get the wrong facts, arguments, and narratives–they get the wrong philosophy. Alex Epstein, who recently published perhaps the most important book of our time, joins Jeff and Bob to explain.&nbsp; Get Alex's new book Fossil Future: Mises.org/Fossil
7/1/20220
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<em>Fossil Future</em> with Alex Epstein

When it comes to energy and the environment, Americans not only get the wrong facts, arguments, and narratives–they get the wrong philosophy. Alex Epstein, who recently published perhaps the most important book of our time, joins Jeff and Bob to explain.&nbsp; Get Alex's new book Fossil Future: Mises.org/Fossil
7/1/20220
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Fossil Future with Alex Epstein

When it comes to energy and the environment, Americans not only get the wrong facts, arguments, and narratives–they get the wrong philosophy. Alex Epstein, who recently published perhaps the most important book of our time, joins Jeff and Bob to explain.&nbsp; Get Alex's new book Fossil Future: Mises.org/Fossil
6/30/20220
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A Looming Recession: How Bad Is It?

Mises.org economist and senior editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob for a hard look at the economic reality Americans face today. Shostak on the true definition of a recession: Mises.org/HAP349-Shostak Bob's article in the QJAE: Mises.org/HAP349-Murphy
6/25/20220
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A Looming Recession: How Bad Is It?

Mises.org economist and senior editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob for a hard look at the economic reality Americans face today. Shostak on the true definition of a recession: Mises.org/HAP349-Shostak Bob's article in the QJAE: Mises.org/HAP349-Murphy
6/24/20220
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A Looming Recession: How Bad Is It?

Mises.org economist and senior editor Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob for a hard look at the economic reality Americans face today. Shostak on the true definition of a recession: Mises.org/HAP349-Shostak Bob's article in the QJAE: Mises.org/HAP349-Murphy
6/24/20220
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Will AI Solve Scarcity?

A Google engineer is in hot water for claiming the company's chatbot tech had become sentient. Meanwhile, Jerome Powell presumes to fight inflation technocratically, by raising the Fed Funds rate nearly a full percentage point. So is the engineer correct? Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary policy? Jeff and Bob discuss.&nbsp; Google Engineer Blake Lemoine's interview with LaMDA: Mises.org/HAP348-LaMDA Charles Haywood's on why AI is overblown:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Haywood Read 'Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work' at Jacobin:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Jacobin Read Bureaucracy by Mises:&nbsp;Mises.org/Bureaucracy Bob's article on the Socialist Calculation Problem debate:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Murphy
6/17/20220
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Will AI Solve Scarcity?

A Google engineer is in hot water for claiming the company's chatbot tech had become sentient. Meanwhile, Jerome Powell presumes to fight inflation technocratically, by raising the Fed Funds rate nearly a full percentage point. So is the engineer correct? Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary policy? Jeff and Bob discuss.&nbsp; Google Engineer Blake Lemoine's interview with LaMDA: Mises.org/HAP348-LaMDA Charles Haywood's on why AI is overblown:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Haywood Read 'Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work' at Jacobin:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Jacobin Read Bureaucracy by Mises:&nbsp;Mises.org/Bureaucracy Bob's article on the Socialist Calculation Problem debate:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Murphy
6/17/20220
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Will AI Solve Scarcity?

A Google engineer is in hot water for claiming the company's chatbot tech had become sentient. Meanwhile, Jerome Powell presumes to fight inflation technocratically, by raising the Fed Funds rate nearly a full percentage point. So is the engineer correct? Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary policy? Jeff and Bob discuss.&nbsp; Google Engineer Blake Lemoine's interview with LaMDA: Mises.org/HAP348-LaMDA Charles Haywood's on why AI is overblown:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Haywood Read 'Yes, a Planned Economy Can Actually Work' at Jacobin:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Jacobin Read Bureaucracy by Mises:&nbsp;Mises.org/Bureaucracy Bob's article on the Socialist Calculation Problem debate:&nbsp;Mises.org/348-Murphy
6/17/20220
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Inflation Then vs. Now: Follow the Money

Today, inflation and prices are soaring. We know that Federal Reserve monetary policy is the cause. But why didn't something similar happen after the 2008 financial crash? Bob Murphy and professor Ross McKitrick discuss the government policies, Fed actions, and banking movements that lead up to the 2008 crisis, and why the current economic situation is different.&nbsp; Ross McKitrick&nbsp;on inflation then versus now:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP-McKitrick Bob explains how Keynesians missed the latest bout of price inflation:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP347-Murphy Bob's book Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
6/10/20220
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Inflation Then vs. Now: Follow the Money

Today, inflation and prices are soaring. We know that Federal Reserve monetary policy is the cause. But why didn't something similar happen after the 2008 financial crash? Bob Murphy and professor Ross McKitrick discuss the government policies, Fed actions, and banking movements that lead up to the 2008 crisis, and why the current economic situation is different.&nbsp; Ross McKitrick&nbsp;on inflation then versus now:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP-McKitrick Bob explains how Keynesians missed the latest bout of price inflation:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP347-Murphy Bob's book Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
6/10/20220
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Inflation Then vs. Now: Follow the Money

Today, inflation and prices are soaring. We know that Federal Reserve monetary policy is the cause. But why didn't something similar happen after the 2008 financial crash? Bob Murphy and professor Ross McKitrick discuss the government policies, Fed actions, and banking movements that lead up to the 2008 crisis, and why the current economic situation is different.&nbsp; Ross McKitrick&nbsp;on inflation then versus now:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP-McKitrick Bob explains how Keynesians missed the latest bout of price inflation:&nbsp;Mises.org/HAP347-Murphy Bob's book Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
6/10/20220
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Are Stablecoins the Camel's Nose for Central Banks?

Jeff and Dr. Murphy discuss a recent interview with IMF economist Manmohan Singh in the context of central banks co-opting digital technology for bad ends. Find Manmohan Singh's Interview: Mises.org/HAP-Singh Janet Yellen, "I was wrong about inflation": Mises.org/HAP-Yellen Kristoffer Hansen on the basics of central bank digital currencies: Mises.org/HAP-Hansen Block and Barnett on Maturity Mismatching: Mises.org/HAP-BlockBarnett
6/3/20220
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Are Stablecoins the Camel's Nose for Central Banks?

Jeff and Dr. Murphy discuss a recent interview with IMF economist Manmohan Singh in the context of central banks co-opting digital technology for bad ends. Find Manmohan Singh's Interview: Mises.org/HAP-Singh Janet Yellen, "I was wrong about inflation": Mises.org/HAP-Yellen Kristoffer Hansen on the basics of central bank digital currencies: Mises.org/HAP-Hansen Block and Barnett on Maturity Mismatching: Mises.org/HAP-BlockBarnett
6/3/20220
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Are Stablecoins the Camel's Nose for Central Banks?

Jeff and Dr. Murphy discuss a recent interview with IMF economist Manmohan Singh in the context of central banks co-opting digital technology for bad ends. Find Manmohan Singh's Interview: Mises.org/HAP-Singh Janet Yellen, "I was wrong about inflation": Mises.org/HAP-Yellen Kristoffer Hansen on the basics of central bank digital currencies: Mises.org/HAP-Hansen Block and Barnett on Maturity Mismatching: Mises.org/HAP-BlockBarnett
6/3/20220
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The Economics of Davos

Jeff and Bob take a look at the misnamed "World Economic Forum" and its conference this past week in Davos, focusing on their&nbsp;recently published report. Read the WEF's Chief Economists Outlook: Mises.org/WEF22
5/27/20220
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The Economics of Davos

Jeff and Bob take a look at the misnamed "World Economic Forum" and its conference this past week in Davos, focusing on their&nbsp;recently published report. Read the WEF's Chief Economists Outlook: Mises.org/WEF22
5/27/20220
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The Economics of Davos

Jeff and Bob take a look at the misnamed "World Economic Forum" and its conference this past week in Davos, focusing on their&nbsp;recently published report. Read the WEF's Chief Economists Outlook: Mises.org/WEF22
5/27/20220
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Who Central Bankers Really Are

We spend a lot of time on this show talking about central banking. This week we talk about central bankers themselves, from Powell to Brainard to Lagarde to Greenspan. Robert Aro joins.
5/20/20220
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Who Central Bankers Really Are

We spend a lot of time on this show talking about central banking. This week we talk about central bankers themselves, from Powell to Brainard to Lagarde to Greenspan. Robert Aro joins.
5/20/20220
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Who Central Bankers Really Are

We spend a lot of time on this show talking about central banking. This week we talk about central bankers themselves, from Powell to Brainard to Lagarde to Greenspan. Robert Aro joins.
5/20/20220
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Economic Freedom vs. Personal Freedom

Would you give up voting in exchange for no more taxes? Stephan Livera joins the show to discuss the curious distinction between economic freedom and personal or political freedoms, and how we weigh those freedoms.&nbsp; The Fraser/Cato Human Freedom Index: Mises.org/HFI The Heritage Index of Economic Freedom: Mises.org/IEF
5/13/20220
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Economic Freedom vs. Personal Freedom

Would you give up voting in exchange for no more taxes? Stephan Livera joins the show to discuss the curious distinction between economic freedom and personal or political freedoms, and how we weigh those freedoms.&nbsp; The Fraser/Cato Human Freedom Index: Mises.org/HFI The Heritage Index of Economic Freedom: Mises.org/IEF
5/13/20220
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Economic Freedom vs. Personal Freedom

Would you give up voting in exchange for no more taxes? Stephan Livera joins the show to discuss the curious distinction between economic freedom and personal or political freedoms, and how we weigh those freedoms.&nbsp; The Fraser/Cato Human Freedom Index: Mises.org/HFI The Heritage Index of Economic Freedom: Mises.org/IEF
5/12/20220
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Why Social Issues Dominate

Jeff is solo this week and hosts Tom Woods to ask a simple question: Why do social issues dominate our attention, to the detriment of economics and fiscal reality? Read Jeff's article "Why Social Issues Dominate" Mises.org/Dominate
5/6/20220
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Why Social Issues Dominate

Jeff is solo this week and hosts Tom Woods to ask a simple question: Why do social issues dominate our attention, to the detriment of economics and fiscal reality? Read Jeff's article "Why Social Issues Dominate" Mises.org/Dominate
5/6/20220
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Why Social Issues Dominate

Jeff is solo this week and hosts Tom Woods to ask a simple question: Why do social issues dominate our attention, to the detriment of economics and fiscal reality? Read Jeff's article "Why Social Issues Dominate" Mises.org/Dominate
5/6/20220
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Saifedean Ammous Demolishes Green Energy

Our friend Saif, known to the world as Dr. Saifedean Ammous, joins Jeff and Bob Murphy for a demolition of the pseudo-economics behind Green energy. Read Saif's The Fiat Standard: Mises.org/FiatStandard Saif's paper 'Energy Systems and the Knowledge Problem: The Case of Biofuels': Mises.org/SaifEnergy
4/29/20220
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Saifedean Ammous Demolishes Green Energy

Our friend Saif, known to the world as Dr. Saifedean Ammous, joins Jeff and Bob Murphy for a demolition of the pseudo-economics behind Green energy. Read Saif's The Fiat Standard: Mises.org/FiatStandard Saif's paper 'Energy Systems and the Knowledge Problem: The Case of Biofuels': Mises.org/SaifEnergy
4/29/20220
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Saifedean Ammous Demolishes Green Energy

Our friend Saif, known to the world as Dr. Saifedean Ammous, joins Jeff and Bob Murphy for a demolition of the pseudo-economics behind Green energy. Read Saif's The Fiat Standard: Mises.org/FiatStandard Saif's paper 'Energy Systems and the Knowledge Problem: The Case of Biofuels': Mises.org/SaifEnergy
4/29/20220
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Famed Investor Jimmy Rogers

This week Jeff is solo with very special guest Jimmy Rogers, the famed investor, Alabama native, and fan of Austrian economics. &nbsp;
4/25/20220
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Famed Investor Jimmy Rogers

This week Jeff is solo with very special guest Jimmy Rogers, the famed investor, Alabama native, and fan of Austrian economics. &nbsp;
4/22/20220
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Famed Investor Jimmy Rogers

This week Jeff is solo with very special guest Jimmy Rogers, the famed investor, Alabama native, and fan of Austrian economics. &nbsp;
4/22/20220
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How Inflation Ends

Jeff and Bob discuss the mechanics—and pain—required to put an end to inflation. Read Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
4/15/20220
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How Inflation Ends

Jeff and Bob discuss the mechanics—and pain—required to put an end to inflation. Read Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
4/15/20220
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How Inflation Ends

Jeff and Bob discuss the mechanics—and pain—required to put an end to inflation. Read Bob's Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/Mechanics
4/15/20220
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American Oligarchs? Elon, Twitter, and Unnatural Elites

Jeff and Bob discuss whether America has its own oligarchs instead of Hoppe's "natural elites." Hoppe's essay mises.org/Hoppe338 Jeff on the wrong elites: mises.org/WrongElites Bob on Piketty's bad inequality numbers: mises.org/Bob338 &nbsp; &nbsp;
4/8/20220
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American Oligarchs? Elon, Twitter, and Unnatural Elites

Jeff and Bob discuss whether America has its own oligarchs instead of Hoppe's "natural elites." Hoppe's essay mises.org/Hoppe338 Jeff on the wrong elites: mises.org/WrongElites Bob on Piketty's bad inequality numbers: mises.org/Bob338 &nbsp; &nbsp;
4/8/20220
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American Oligarchs? Elon, Twitter, and Unnatural Elites

Jeff and Bob discuss whether America has its own oligarchs instead of Hoppe's "natural elites." Hoppe's essay mises.org/Hoppe338 Jeff on the wrong elites: mises.org/WrongElites Bob on Piketty's bad inequality numbers: mises.org/Bob338 &nbsp; &nbsp;
4/8/20220
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Keith Weiner on the Role of Gold in Today's Economy

Jeff talks to Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals about why gold still plays a major role in the global economy. Listen to Bob's interview with Keith at mises.org/BMS234 Find out more about Monetary Metals at monetary-metals.com
4/5/20220
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Keith Weiner on the Role of Gold in Today's Economy

Jeff talks to Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals about why gold still plays a major role in the global economy. Listen to Bob's interview with Keith at mises.org/BMS234 Find out more about Monetary Metals at monetary-metals.com
4/5/20220
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Keith Weiner on the Role of Gold in Today's Economy

Jeff talks to Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals about why gold still plays a major role in the global economy. Listen to Bob's interview with Keith at mises.org/BMS234 Find out more about Monetary Metals at monetary-metals.com
4/5/20220
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The Economics of Woke Disney

Bob and Jeff get into the weeds of Disney's shareholders, revenues, and holdings in light of the company's recent spat with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
4/1/20220
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The Economics of Woke Disney

Bob and Jeff get into the weeds of Disney's shareholders, revenues, and holdings in light of the company's recent spat with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
4/1/20220
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The Economics of Woke Disney

Bob and Jeff get into the weeds of Disney's shareholders, revenues, and holdings in light of the company's recent spat with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
4/1/20220
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The Crazy Housing Market

Jeff and Bob discuss the dynamics of the housing market in the context of a recent talk by Alex Pollock. "Hazlitt, Hayek, and How the Fed Made Itself into the World's Biggest Savings and Loan": mises.org/PollockAERC
3/26/20220
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The Crazy Housing Market

Jeff and Bob discuss the dynamics of the housing market in the context of a recent talk by Alex Pollock. "Hazlitt, Hayek, and How the Fed Made Itself into the World's Biggest Savings and Loan": mises.org/PollockAERC
3/25/20220
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The Crazy Housing Market

Jeff and Bob discuss the dynamics of the housing market in the context of a recent talk by Alex Pollock. "Hazlitt, Hayek, and How the Fed Made Itself into the World's Biggest Savings and Loan": mises.org/PollockAERC
3/25/20220
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Economic Ignorance

Jeff and Bob Murphy talk about the state of gross economic ignorance in America today. Lessons for The Young Economist: Mises.org/YoungEcon Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/BobMoney
3/19/20220
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Economic Ignorance

Jeff and Bob Murphy talk about the state of gross economic ignorance in America today. Lessons for The Young Economist: Mises.org/YoungEcon Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/BobMoney
3/18/20220
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Economic Ignorance

Jeff and Bob Murphy talk about the state of gross economic ignorance in America today. Lessons for The Young Economist: Mises.org/YoungEcon Understanding Money Mechanics: Mises.org/BobMoney
3/18/20220
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The Trouble with Oil

This week, Jeff and Bob discuss oil prices. Why are gas prices spiking in the US, and what are D.C. politicians planning for oil companies?
3/11/20220
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The Trouble with Oil

This week, Jeff and Bob discuss oil prices. Why are gas prices spiking in the US, and what are D.C. politicians planning for oil companies?
3/4/20220
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War Sanctions

Jeff and Bob discuss Biden's SOTU, the immorality of sanctions, and Fed chair Powell's pregnant comments.
3/4/20220
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War Sanctions

Jeff and Bob discuss Biden's SOTU, the immorality of sanctions, and Fed chair Powell's pregnant comments.
3/4/20220
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War Sanctions

Jeff and Bob discuss Biden's SOTU, the immorality of sanctions, and Fed chair Powell's pregnant comments.
3/4/20220
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The Trouble with Oil

This week, Jeff and Bob discuss oil prices. Why are gas prices spiking in the US, and what are D.C. politicians planning for oil companies?
3/4/20220
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Is Economics Sexist?

A recent New York Times article featuring economist Stephanie Kelton and her (disastrously misguided) book on Modern Monetary Theory garnered criticisms, but not from the usual sources. No less than economist Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary and Harvard president, weighed in to criticize the Times for giving credence to MMT (he likened it to "quack cancer cures").&nbsp; Reliably leftwing economics writer Noah Smith chimed in on substack to call MMT a "fringe ideology" and lambaste its lack of macroeconomic foundations. But a backlash ensued: several female economists claimed the criticisms of Kelton (and MMT) were rooted in sexism, bemoaning the male-dominated nature of the economics profession. And as with all academic or professional disciplines, "diversity" is now not only a buzzword but an open requirement in hiring. I asked Baylor professor and Mises Institute senior fellow Dr. Peter Klein to join the show and give us his behind-the-scenes view of the increasingly politicized economics profession.&nbsp; Read the Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNY Bob Murphy's review of Kelton's book: Mises.org/KeltonBook Noah Smith's review of Kelton's Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNoah
2/11/20220
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Is Economics Sexist?

A recent New York Times article featuring economist Stephanie Kelton and her (disastrously misguided) book on Modern Monetary Theory garnered criticisms, but not from the usual sources. No less than economist Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary and Harvard president, weighed in to criticize the Times for giving credence to MMT (he likened it to "quack cancer cures").&nbsp; Reliably leftwing economics writer Noah Smith chimed in on substack to call MMT a "fringe ideology" and lambaste its lack of macroeconomic foundations. But a backlash ensued: several female economists claimed the criticisms of Kelton (and MMT) were rooted in sexism, bemoaning the male-dominated nature of the economics profession. And as with all academic or professional disciplines, "diversity" is now not only a buzzword but an open requirement in hiring. I asked Baylor professor and Mises Institute senior fellow Dr. Peter Klein to join the show and give us his behind-the-scenes view of the increasingly politicized economics profession.&nbsp; Read the Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNY Bob Murphy's review of Kelton's book: Mises.org/KeltonBook Noah Smith's review of Kelton's Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNoah
2/11/20220
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Is Economics Sexist?

A recent New York Times article featuring economist Stephanie Kelton and her (disastrously misguided) book on Modern Monetary Theory garnered criticisms, but not from the usual sources. No less than economist Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary and Harvard president, weighed in to criticize the Times for giving credence to MMT (he likened it to "quack cancer cures").&nbsp; Reliably leftwing economics writer Noah Smith chimed in on substack to call MMT a "fringe ideology" and lambaste its lack of macroeconomic foundations. But a backlash ensued: several female economists claimed the criticisms of Kelton (and MMT) were rooted in sexism, bemoaning the male-dominated nature of the economics profession. And as with all academic or professional disciplines, "diversity" is now not only a buzzword but an open requirement in hiring. I asked Baylor professor and Mises Institute senior fellow Dr. Peter Klein to join the show and give us his behind-the-scenes view of the increasingly politicized economics profession.&nbsp; Read the Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNY Bob Murphy's review of Kelton's book: Mises.org/KeltonBook Noah Smith's review of Kelton's Times article: Mises.org/KeltonNoah
2/11/20220
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The State of Austrian Economics

To kick off the New Year, Jeff recently had the opportunity to address a Discord channel dedicated to Austrian Economics. His talk focused on the state of economics generally, whether the profession is serving society, how economists failed us throughout the Covid hysteria, and especially the health and relevance of the Austrian school. This is a great survey of the role economics (and economists) should play in society. Also includes questions from the audience, emceed by channel host JW Rich.
1/14/20220
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The State of Austrian Economics

To kick off the New Year, Jeff recently had the opportunity to address a Discord channel dedicated to Austrian Economics. His talk focused on the state of economics generally, whether the profession is serving society, how economists failed us throughout the Covid hysteria, and especially the health and relevance of the Austrian school. This is a great survey of the role economics (and economists) should play in society. Also includes questions from the audience, emceed by channel host JW Rich.
1/14/20220
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The State of Austrian Economics

To kick off the New Year, Jeff recently had the opportunity to address a Discord channel dedicated to Austrian Economics. His talk focused on the state of economics generally, whether the profession is serving society, how economists failed us throughout the Covid hysteria, and especially the health and relevance of the Austrian school. This is a great survey of the role economics (and economists) should play in society. Also includes questions from the audience, emceed by channel host JW Rich.
1/14/20220
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Paul Gottfried: The End of the Old Right

The Human Action Podcast wraps up the year with none other than the venerable Professor Paul Gottfried! This is our final show focused on the Old Right, the early 20th century political tradition which animated later libertarian figures like Murray Rothbard. How was this great legacy of peace and freedom on the Right—the Old Republic—lost to Cold Warriors and neoconservatives? Nobody is a better sociologist of American conservatism than Dr. Gottfried, and nobody is more compelling and erudite when it comes explaining how the Right went so horribly wrong (hint: former Commies). Lots of great names discussed, from Rothbard and Nock to Kirk, Strauss, Jaffa, Buckley, Meyer, and even Gore Vidal.&nbsp; Don't miss this show! Additional Resources Read Professor Gottfried's work on Conservatism:&nbsp;Mises.org/Gottfried-Book
12/31/20210
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Paul Gottfried: The End of the Old Right

The Human Action Podcast wraps up the year with none other than the venerable Professor Paul Gottfried! This is our final show focused on the Old Right, the early 20th century political tradition which animated later libertarian figures like Murray Rothbard. How was this great legacy of peace and freedom on the Right—the Old Republic—lost to Cold Warriors and neoconservatives? Nobody is a better sociologist of American conservatism than Dr. Gottfried, and nobody is more compelling and erudite when it comes explaining how the Right went so horribly wrong (hint: former Commies). Lots of great names discussed, from Rothbard and Nock to Kirk, Strauss, Jaffa, Buckley, Meyer, and even Gore Vidal.&nbsp; Don't miss this show! Additional Resources Read Professor Gottfried's work on Conservatism:&nbsp;Mises.org/Gottfried-Book
12/31/20210
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Paul Gottfried: The End of the Old Right

The Human Action Podcast wraps up the year with none other than the venerable Professor Paul Gottfried! This is our final show focused on the Old Right, the early 20th century political tradition which animated later libertarian figures like Murray Rothbard. How was this great legacy of peace and freedom on the Right—the Old Republic—lost to Cold Warriors and neoconservatives? Nobody is a better sociologist of American conservatism than Dr. Gottfried, and nobody is more compelling and erudite when it comes explaining how the Right went so horribly wrong (hint: former Commies). Lots of great names discussed, from Rothbard and Nock to Kirk, Strauss, Jaffa, Buckley, Meyer, and even Gore Vidal.&nbsp; Don't miss this show! Additional Resources Read Professor Gottfried's work on Conservatism:&nbsp;Mises.org/Gottfried-Book
12/31/20210
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Tom Woods on the Old Right

We continue our look at leading figures from the Old Right with guest Tom Woods, who helped publish the late Murray Rothbard's The Betrayal of the American Right. Rothbard admired the courageous and revisionist voices promoting the Old Republic, and shared their antagonism for war and economic intervention. Tom and Jeff discuss great essays like Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job" and Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class;" the latter a rousing defense of the merchant class against both bureaucrats and the country-club conservatism which would emerge under William F. Buckley. The old antiwar and anti-New Deal works of figures like Menken, Hazlitt, Howard Buffett, Chodorov, and Nock deserve far wider consideration, especially as the "New Right" spirals into the worst of Buckleyite foreign policy and know-nothing economics. You owe it to yourself to explore this great but underappreciated tradition. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work:&nbsp;Mises.org/Betrayal Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job:" Mises.org/HAPNock Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class:" Mises.org/HAPChodorov Jeff Leskovar on "The Psychology of Human Action:"&nbsp;Mises.org/HAPLeskova &nbsp;
12/17/20210
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Tom Woods on the Old Right

We continue our look at leading figures from the Old Right with guest Tom Woods, who helped publish the late Murray Rothbard's The Betrayal of the American Right. Rothbard admired the courageous and revisionist voices promoting the Old Republic, and shared their antagonism for war and economic intervention. Tom and Jeff discuss great essays like Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job" and Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class;" the latter a rousing defense of the merchant class against both bureaucrats and the country-club conservatism which would emerge under William F. Buckley. The old antiwar and anti-New Deal works of figures like Menken, Hazlitt, Howard Buffett, Chodorov, and Nock deserve far wider consideration, especially as the "New Right" spirals into the worst of Buckleyite foreign policy and know-nothing economics. You owe it to yourself to explore this great but underappreciated tradition. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work:&nbsp;Mises.org/Betrayal Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job:" Mises.org/HAPNock Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class:" Mises.org/HAPChodorov Jeff Leskovar on "The Psychology of Human Action:"&nbsp;Mises.org/HAPLeskova &nbsp;
12/17/20210
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Tom Woods on the Old Right

We continue our look at leading figures from the Old Right with guest Tom Woods, who helped publish the late Murray Rothbard's The Betrayal of the American Right. Rothbard admired the courageous and revisionist voices promoting the Old Republic, and shared their antagonism for war and economic intervention. Tom and Jeff discuss great essays like Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job" and Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class;" the latter a rousing defense of the merchant class against both bureaucrats and the country-club conservatism which would emerge under William F. Buckley. The old antiwar and anti-New Deal works of figures like Menken, Hazlitt, Howard Buffett, Chodorov, and Nock deserve far wider consideration, especially as the "New Right" spirals into the worst of Buckleyite foreign policy and know-nothing economics. You owe it to yourself to explore this great but underappreciated tradition. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work:&nbsp;Mises.org/Betrayal Albert J. Nock's "Isaiah's Job:" Mises.org/HAPNock Frank Chodorov's "The Ethic of the Peddler Class:" Mises.org/HAPChodorov Jeff Leskovar on "The Psychology of Human Action:"&nbsp;Mises.org/HAPLeskova &nbsp;
12/17/20210
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Jim Bovard on H.L. Mencken

HL Mencken is the writer you need to read immediately. He was savagely brilliant, caustic, and witty, but also prolific across genres in ways almost unthinkable of journalists today. His skill with the English language was virtually unmatched in the 20th century, as was his deep and abiding contempt for utopian statism in any form. And his broadsides against two world wars were incredibly courageous at the time. Our great friend Jim Bovard joins the show to discuss Mencken's work, his complicated elitism, his Old Right politics and social views, and the magnificent pleasure of reading this master. "H.L. Mencken, The Joyous Libertarian" by Murray N. Rothbard: Mises.org/Joyous Mencken Wikiquote: Mises.org/HLQ &nbsp;
12/3/20210
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Jim Bovard on H.L. Mencken

HL Mencken is the writer you need to read immediately. He was savagely brilliant, caustic, and witty, but also prolific across genres in ways almost unthinkable of journalists today. His skill with the English language was virtually unmatched in the 20th century, as was his deep and abiding contempt for utopian statism in any form. And his broadsides against two world wars were incredibly courageous at the time. Our great friend Jim Bovard joins the show to discuss Mencken's work, his complicated elitism, his Old Right politics and social views, and the magnificent pleasure of reading this master. "H.L. Mencken, The Joyous Libertarian" by Murray N. Rothbard: Mises.org/Joyous Mencken Wikiquote: Mises.org/HLQ &nbsp;
12/3/20210
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Jim Bovard on H.L. Mencken

HL Mencken is the writer you need to read immediately. He was savagely brilliant, caustic, and witty, but also prolific across genres in ways almost unthinkable of journalists today. His skill with the English language was virtually unmatched in the 20th century, as was his deep and abiding contempt for utopian statism in any form. And his broadsides against two world wars were incredibly courageous at the time. Our great friend Jim Bovard joins the show to discuss Mencken's work, his complicated elitism, his Old Right politics and social views, and the magnificent pleasure of reading this master. "H.L. Mencken, The Joyous Libertarian" by Murray N. Rothbard: Mises.org/Joyous Mencken Wikiquote: Mises.org/HLQ &nbsp;
12/2/20210
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Garet Garrett's "The Revolution Was"

Garet Garrett was among the most important figures from the literary, political, and laissez-faire economic traditions of the Old Right, but his name is hardly known today. In 1938 he penned "The Revolution Was," a remarkable essay about FDR's revolutionary New Deal and, more importantly, how it was accomplished. FDR's revolution had already happened, though few Americans&nbsp; understood it or grasped what the triumph of an administrative state would mean. The New Deal was a revolution "with the form," because the old trappings of constitutionalism and separation of powers remained intact. What had changed was the substance of American government, engineered through skillful propaganda and marked by radically increased control over the nation's capital and businesses. This essay is entirely relevant to our current politics, and explains with tremendous clarity the the ongoing revolution happening under our noses today. Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist for a deep exploration of the essay and its lessons for us today.&nbsp; You owe it to yourself to read this masterpiece. Read Garet Garrett's&nbsp;prescient essay: Mises.org/GaretWas
11/24/20210
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Garet Garrett's "The Revolution Was"

Garet Garrett was among the most important figures from the literary, political, and laissez-faire economic traditions of the Old Right, but his name is hardly known today. In 1938 he penned "The Revolution Was," a remarkable essay about FDR's revolutionary New Deal and, more importantly, how it was accomplished. FDR's revolution had already happened, though few Americans&nbsp; understood it or grasped what the triumph of an administrative state would mean. The New Deal was a revolution "with the form," because the old trappings of constitutionalism and separation of powers remained intact. What had changed was the substance of American government, engineered through skillful propaganda and marked by radically increased control over the nation's capital and businesses. This essay is entirely relevant to our current politics, and explains with tremendous clarity the the ongoing revolution happening under our noses today. Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist for a deep exploration of the essay and its lessons for us today.&nbsp; You owe it to yourself to read this masterpiece. Read Garet Garrett's&nbsp;prescient essay: Mises.org/GaretWas
11/24/20210
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Garet Garrett's "The Revolution Was"

Garet Garrett was among the most important figures from the literary, political, and laissez-faire economic traditions of the Old Right, but his name is hardly known today. In 1938 he penned "The Revolution Was," a remarkable essay about FDR's revolutionary New Deal and, more importantly, how it was accomplished. FDR's revolution had already happened, though few Americans&nbsp; understood it or grasped what the triumph of an administrative state would mean. The New Deal was a revolution "with the form," because the old trappings of constitutionalism and separation of powers remained intact. What had changed was the substance of American government, engineered through skillful propaganda and marked by radically increased control over the nation's capital and businesses. This essay is entirely relevant to our current politics, and explains with tremendous clarity the the ongoing revolution happening under our noses today. Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist for a deep exploration of the essay and its lessons for us today.&nbsp; You owe it to yourself to read this masterpiece. Read Garet Garrett's&nbsp;prescient essay: Mises.org/GaretWas
11/24/20210
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Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization.&nbsp; Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.
11/12/20210
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Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization.&nbsp; Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.
11/12/20210
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Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization.&nbsp; Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.
11/12/20210
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Daniel McAdams on the Ron Paul Doctrine

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins the show to discuss what might be termed the Ron Paul Doctrine: a combination of laissez-faire at home, decentralized domestic political power (up to and including secession), robust free trade, and strict non-intervention abroad, This doctrine—which mirrors Mises's prescription for a liberal society—makes no phony distinctions between foreign and domestic policy, or between military and economic interventions. It places peace and property at the center of a free society, and calls for humility rather than hubris in politics. Daniel also gives his thoughts on Dr. Paul's doctrine as it applies today to China, Turkey, Russia, and Iran.
10/29/20210
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Daniel McAdams on the Ron Paul Doctrine

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins the show to discuss what might be termed the Ron Paul Doctrine: a combination of laissez-faire at home, decentralized domestic political power (up to and including secession), robust free trade, and strict non-intervention abroad, This doctrine—which mirrors Mises's prescription for a liberal society—makes no phony distinctions between foreign and domestic policy, or between military and economic interventions. It places peace and property at the center of a free society, and calls for humility rather than hubris in politics. Daniel also gives his thoughts on Dr. Paul's doctrine as it applies today to China, Turkey, Russia, and Iran.
10/29/20210
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Daniel McAdams on the Ron Paul Doctrine

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins the show to discuss what might be termed the Ron Paul Doctrine: a combination of laissez-faire at home, decentralized domestic political power (up to and including secession), robust free trade, and strict non-intervention abroad, This doctrine—which mirrors Mises's prescription for a liberal society—makes no phony distinctions between foreign and domestic policy, or between military and economic interventions. It places peace and property at the center of a free society, and calls for humility rather than hubris in politics. Daniel also gives his thoughts on Dr. Paul's doctrine as it applies today to China, Turkey, Russia, and Iran.
10/29/20210
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Joe Salerno on Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em>

We wrap up our look at Murray Rothbard's sprawling two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with Dr. Joe Salerno, Rothbard's friend and colleague. This show covers the second volume exclusively, starting with the Frenchman JB Say and working through Ricardo, the British Currency School, John Stuart Mill, and finally Karl Marx. Salerno has penetrating insights about all of these thinkers, from Say's understanding of production to Ricardo's erroneous systemization of Adam Smith. He also has great background regarding Mises and the Currency School vs. Banking School debate, on free banking and full reserve banking, and on Mill's deep misconception of money. The show ends with a thorough look at Rothbard's treatment of Marx over more than 100 pages: Marx's sick view of man as a collective, his hatred for the division of labor, his absurd and deterministic "laws of history," his materialism as a replacement for spiritualism, and the underlying folly of "superabundant production." You don't want to miss this show! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/19/20210
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Joe Salerno on Rothbard's History of Economic Thought

We wrap up our look at Murray Rothbard's sprawling two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with Dr. Joe Salerno, Rothbard's friend and colleague. This show covers the second volume exclusively, starting with the Frenchman JB Say and working through Ricardo, the British Currency School, John Stuart Mill, and finally Karl Marx. Salerno has penetrating insights about all of these thinkers, from Say's understanding of production to Ricardo's erroneous systemization of Adam Smith. He also has great background regarding Mises and the Currency School vs. Banking School debate, on free banking and full reserve banking, and on Mill's deep misconception of money. The show ends with a thorough look at Rothbard's treatment of Marx over more than 100 pages: Marx's sick view of man as a collective, his hatred for the division of labor, his absurd and deterministic "laws of history," his materialism as a replacement for spiritualism, and the underlying folly of "superabundant production." You don't want to miss this show! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/19/20210
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Joe Salerno on Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em>

We wrap up our look at Murray Rothbard's sprawling two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with Dr. Joe Salerno, Rothbard's friend and colleague. This show covers the second volume exclusively, starting with the Frenchman JB Say and working through Ricardo, the British Currency School, John Stuart Mill, and finally Karl Marx. Salerno has penetrating insights about all of these thinkers, from Say's understanding of production to Ricardo's erroneous systemization of Adam Smith. He also has great background regarding Mises and the Currency School vs. Banking School debate, on free banking and full reserve banking, and on Mill's deep misconception of money. The show ends with a thorough look at Rothbard's treatment of Marx over more than 100 pages: Marx's sick view of man as a collective, his hatred for the division of labor, his absurd and deterministic "laws of history," his materialism as a replacement for spiritualism, and the underlying folly of "superabundant production." You don't want to miss this show! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/19/20210
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Rothbard and Adam Smith

We continue our look at Murray Rothbard's two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with a show focused on Adam Smith. Rothbard attacked him mercilessly as a plagiarist who set economic theory back decades with his muddled views on value and price. But was this criticism justified, or was Smith actually an early and valiant proponent of laissez-faire? Our guest Hunter Hastings defends Smith in this rollicking discussion, while Professor Jonathan Newman is not so sure. They also discuss the Scottish Enlightenment and Smithian thinkers like Bentham and Malthus, and even tackle the contentious question of whether Smith produced Marx. Don't&nbsp;miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/8/20210
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Rothbard and Adam Smith

We continue our look at Murray Rothbard's two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with a show focused on Adam Smith. Rothbard attacked him mercilessly as a plagiarist who set economic theory back decades with his muddled views on value and price. But was this criticism justified, or was Smith actually an early and valiant proponent of laissez-faire? Our guest Hunter Hastings defends Smith in this rollicking discussion, while Professor Jonathan Newman is not so sure. They also discuss the Scottish Enlightenment and Smithian thinkers like Bentham and Malthus, and even tackle the contentious question of whether Smith produced Marx. Don't&nbsp;miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/8/20210
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Rothbard and Adam Smith

We continue our look at Murray Rothbard's two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with a show focused on Adam Smith. Rothbard attacked him mercilessly as a plagiarist who set economic theory back decades with his muddled views on value and price. But was this criticism justified, or was Smith actually an early and valiant proponent of laissez-faire? Our guest Hunter Hastings defends Smith in this rollicking discussion, while Professor Jonathan Newman is not so sure. They also discuss the Scottish Enlightenment and Smithian thinkers like Bentham and Malthus, and even tackle the contentious question of whether Smith produced Marx. Don't&nbsp;miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET
10/8/20210
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Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em> from Greeks to Physiocrats

Was Adam Smith the founder of modern economics? Not so, says Murray Rothbard in his staggering two-volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show for a look at Rothbard's treatment of economics before Smith—from the Ancient Greeks all the way to the Scottish Enlightenment—and his take no prisoners revisionist approach. Jeff Deist and Dr. Newman cover Aristotle and Plato, Aquinas, Protestants and Catholics in the Middle Ages, Spanish Scholastics, Mercantilists, French Physiocrats and Turgot, and the criminally underappreciated Richard Cantillon. If you're a fan of economics and non-bowdlerized history, don't miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's new book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
10/1/20210
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Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em> from Greeks to Physiocrats

Was Adam Smith the founder of modern economics? Not so, says Murray Rothbard in his staggering two-volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show for a look at Rothbard's treatment of economics before Smith—from the Ancient Greeks all the way to the Scottish Enlightenment—and his take no prisoners revisionist approach. Jeff Deist and Dr. Newman cover Aristotle and Plato, Aquinas, Protestants and Catholics in the Middle Ages, Spanish Scholastics, Mercantilists, French Physiocrats and Turgot, and the criminally underappreciated Richard Cantillon. If you're a fan of economics and non-bowdlerized history, don't miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's new book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
10/1/20210
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Rothbard's History of Economic Thought from Greeks to Physiocrats

Was Adam Smith the founder of modern economics? Not so, says Murray Rothbard in his staggering two-volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show for a look at Rothbard's treatment of economics before Smith—from the Ancient Greeks all the way to the Scottish Enlightenment—and his take no prisoners revisionist approach. Jeff Deist and Dr. Newman cover Aristotle and Plato, Aquinas, Protestants and Catholics in the Middle Ages, Spanish Scholastics, Mercantilists, French Physiocrats and Turgot, and the criminally underappreciated Richard Cantillon. If you're a fan of economics and non-bowdlerized history, don't miss this! Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's new book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
9/30/20210
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Dr. Patrick Newman Introduces Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em>

Just a few years prior to his death, Murray Rothbard started one of his most ambitious writing projects: a full-fledged, three volume history of economic thought from a uniquely Austrian perspective. Unfortunately he never wrote the third volume, intended to span the post-Marx marginal revolution all the way through the mid-20th century. But the two existing volumes, over 1000 pages, start with ancient Greece and make their way to Adam Smith, Bentham, JS Mill, Ricardo, and Marx. As always, Rothbard is both compelling and radically revisionist. Contra most economic historians, he believed the proto-economists before Smith had much to offer. Both the Spanish Scholastics and French Physiocrats, for example, showed an understanding of value and subjectivism well before Smith developed his muddled cost theory.&nbsp; These two volumes (free here in pdf!) are a must read for any student of economics, and Dr. Patrick Newman is the perfect guest to bring them to life. Don't miss this first in a series of episodes on An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's upcoming book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
9/24/20210
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Dr. Patrick Newman Introduces Rothbard's History of Economic Thought

Just a few years prior to his death, Murray Rothbard started one of his most ambitious writing projects: a full-fledged, three volume history of economic thought from a uniquely Austrian perspective. Unfortunately he never wrote the third volume, intended to span the post-Marx marginal revolution all the way through the mid-20th century. But the two existing volumes, over 1000 pages, start with ancient Greece and make their way to Adam Smith, Bentham, JS Mill, Ricardo, and Marx. As always, Rothbard is both compelling and radically revisionist. Contra most economic historians, he believed the proto-economists before Smith had much to offer. Both the Spanish Scholastics and French Physiocrats, for example, showed an understanding of value and subjectivism well before Smith developed his muddled cost theory.&nbsp; These two volumes (free here in pdf!) are a must read for any student of economics, and Dr. Patrick Newman is the perfect guest to bring them to life. Don't miss this first in a series of episodes on An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's upcoming book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
9/24/20210
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Dr. Patrick Newman Introduces Rothbard's <em>History of Economic Thought</em>

Just a few years prior to his death, Murray Rothbard started one of his most ambitious writing projects: a full-fledged, three volume history of economic thought from a uniquely Austrian perspective. Unfortunately he never wrote the third volume, intended to span the post-Marx marginal revolution all the way through the mid-20th century. But the two existing volumes, over 1000 pages, start with ancient Greece and make their way to Adam Smith, Bentham, JS Mill, Ricardo, and Marx. As always, Rothbard is both compelling and radically revisionist. Contra most economic historians, he believed the proto-economists before Smith had much to offer. Both the Spanish Scholastics and French Physiocrats, for example, showed an understanding of value and subjectivism well before Smith developed his muddled cost theory.&nbsp; These two volumes (free here in pdf!) are a must read for any student of economics, and Dr. Patrick Newman is the perfect guest to bring them to life. Don't miss this first in a series of episodes on An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Additional Resources Read Rothbard's important work: Mises.org/APHET Find out more about Dr. Newman's upcoming book: Mises.org/CronyismBook
9/24/20210
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Murray Sabrin's New Book on Escaping Medical Fascism

On the heels of Biden's vaccine mandate announcement, Dr. Murray Sabrin joins the show to discuss his new book on escaping the state's medical fascism. Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life lays out the sobering reality of our unsustainable "health care" system. It explains the ruinous policies which changed doctors from respected guardians of patients to functionaries for government and third party insurance companies—and the unsustainability of our current path. But the book also shows us the way out. The model for market medicine is simple enough: patients pay cash for basic services, have high-deductible catastrophic insurance for emergencies (priced according to actuarial realities), while charitable hospitals and clinics serve the truly poor and indigent. Heroic entrepreneurial doctors already operate in this cash-only marketplace, and Sabrin's book gives us a road map for delivering better and cheaper medical care to millions of Americans. Additional Resources Watch the Mises Institute's Medical Freedom Summit held in June: Mises.org/Med21 Order Dr. Sabrin's fascinating new book: Mises.org/SabrinBook SurgeryCenterOK.com
9/10/20210
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Murray Sabrin's New Book on Escaping Medical Fascism

On the heels of Biden's vaccine mandate announcement, Dr. Murray Sabrin joins the show to discuss his new book on escaping the state's medical fascism. Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life lays out the sobering reality of our unsustainable "health care" system. It explains the ruinous policies which changed doctors from respected guardians of patients to functionaries for government and third party insurance companies—and the unsustainability of our current path. But the book also shows us the way out. The model for market medicine is simple enough: patients pay cash for basic services, have high-deductible catastrophic insurance for emergencies (priced according to actuarial realities), while charitable hospitals and clinics serve the truly poor and indigent. Heroic entrepreneurial doctors already operate in this cash-only marketplace, and Sabrin's book gives us a road map for delivering better and cheaper medical care to millions of Americans. Additional Resources Watch the Mises Institute's Medical Freedom Summit held in June: Mises.org/Med21 Order Dr. Sabrin's fascinating new book: Mises.org/SabrinBook SurgeryCenterOK.com
9/10/20210
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Murray Sabrin's New Book on Escaping Medical Fascism

On the heels of Biden's vaccine mandate announcement, Dr. Murray Sabrin joins the show to discuss his new book on escaping the state's medical fascism. Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life lays out the sobering reality of our unsustainable "health care" system. It explains the ruinous policies which changed doctors from respected guardians of patients to functionaries for government and third party insurance companies—and the unsustainability of our current path. But the book also shows us the way out. The model for market medicine is simple enough: patients pay cash for basic services, have high-deductible catastrophic insurance for emergencies (priced according to actuarial realities), while charitable hospitals and clinics serve the truly poor and indigent. Heroic entrepreneurial doctors already operate in this cash-only marketplace, and Sabrin's book gives us a road map for delivering better and cheaper medical care to millions of Americans. Additional Resources Watch the Mises Institute's Medical Freedom Summit held in June: Mises.org/Med21 Order Dr. Sabrin's fascinating new book: Mises.org/SabrinBook SurgeryCenterOK.com
9/10/20210
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Kingsley Amis's <em>Lucky Jim</em>

Having branched to our first novel with&nbsp;All Quiet on the Western Front, the Human Action Podcast begs your indulgence for one of the works of 20th century&nbsp;British satire.&nbsp;Lucky Jim&nbsp;is the late Kingsley Amis's seminal send-up of campus life, and it's among your host's favorite books. The book takes place in 1951, and England is trying but failing&nbsp;to lose its class distinctions. The protagonist Jim Dixon is singularly unfit for the academic life he's chosen, and the opportunities&nbsp;for Amis to skewer both the academy and English society are manifest. Allen Mendenhall&nbsp;of Troy University joins the show to discuss the academic pretenses and foibles punctured&nbsp;by Amis, along with great insights about Amis's background and political views. If you like satire, don't miss this show or this book!
9/3/20210
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Kingsley Amis's <em>Lucky Jim</em>

Having branched to our first novel with&nbsp;All Quiet on the Western Front, the Human Action Podcast begs your indulgence for one of the works of 20th century&nbsp;British satire.&nbsp;Lucky Jim&nbsp;is the late Kingsley Amis's seminal send-up of campus life, and it's among your host's favorite books. The book takes place in 1951, and England is trying but failing&nbsp;to lose its class distinctions. The protagonist Jim Dixon is singularly unfit for the academic life he's chosen, and the opportunities&nbsp;for Amis to skewer both the academy and English society are manifest. Allen Mendenhall&nbsp;of Troy University joins the show to discuss the academic pretenses and foibles punctured&nbsp;by Amis, along with great insights about Amis's background and political views. If you like satire, don't miss this show or this book!
9/3/20210
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Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim

Having branched to our first novel with&nbsp;All Quiet on the Western Front, the Human Action Podcast begs your indulgence for one of the works of 20th century&nbsp;British satire.&nbsp;Lucky Jim&nbsp;is the late Kingsley Amis's seminal send-up of campus life, and it's among your host's favorite books. The book takes place in 1951, and England is trying but failing&nbsp;to lose its class distinctions. The protagonist Jim Dixon is singularly unfit for the academic life he's chosen, and the opportunities&nbsp;for Amis to skewer both the academy and English society are manifest. Allen Mendenhall&nbsp;of Troy University joins the show to discuss the academic pretenses and foibles punctured&nbsp;by Amis, along with great insights about Amis's background and political views. If you like satire, don't miss this show or this book!
9/2/20210
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Mark Spitznagel's <em>Safe Haven</em>

Fans of Austrian economics know hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel as a brilliant thinker thoroughly steeped in Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. His excellent 2013 book The Dao of Capital&nbsp;was rooted in Austrian capital theory and "roundaboutness," and his application of of that theory has proven highly beneficial for his investors.&nbsp; Now Spitznagel is back with a new book that directly challenges our understanding of risk. Safe Haven&nbsp;asks, and answers, a fundamental question: Can mitigating risk actually add to the bottom line? Can safe havens be truly cost-effective, by adding to CAGR? Mises Institute Senior Fellow Robert Murphy, who consulted on the book, joins the show for a fascinating look at Spitznagel's penetrating and contrarian thesis. If you're interested in the intersection of investing and Austrian economics, don't miss this episode! Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms on Amazon: Mises.org/SafeHaven And, Spitznagel's 2013 book The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World on Amazon: Mises.org/Dao
8/26/20210
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Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven

Fans of Austrian economics know hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel as a brilliant thinker thoroughly steeped in Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. His excellent 2013 book The Dao of Capital&nbsp;was rooted in Austrian capital theory and "roundaboutness," and his application of of that theory has proven highly beneficial for his investors.&nbsp; Now Spitznagel is back with a new book that directly challenges our understanding of risk. Safe Haven&nbsp;asks, and answers, a fundamental question: Can mitigating risk actually add to the bottom line? Can safe havens be truly cost-effective, by adding to CAGR? Mises Institute Senior Fellow Robert Murphy, who consulted on the book, joins the show for a fascinating look at Spitznagel's penetrating and contrarian thesis. If you're interested in the intersection of investing and Austrian economics, don't miss this episode! Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms on Amazon: Mises.org/SafeHaven And, Spitznagel's 2013 book The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World on Amazon: Mises.org/Dao
8/26/20210
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Jeff Deist hosts a solo show to discuss one of his favorite novels from childhood, All Quiet on the Western Front. Its young protagonist Paul Bäumer, barely out of adolescence, narrates the horrors of trench warfare from the perspective only a grunt soldier can provide. Bäumer and his mates lose their innocence, along with various limbs and often their lives. But what makes the book so compelling is not simply the description of wartime savagery, but the dialogue between the men: stripped of any illusions, they see the futility of killing and maiming simply to capture a few more feet of no-man's land. The dialogue in Chapter 9 between the men, arguing about whether states or&nbsp;"people" go to war, is masterful. This is a book every passionate antiwar advocate needs to read time and again. All Quiet on the Western Front on Amazon: Mises.org/AllQuiet Jeff Deist's review of They Shall not Grow Old: Mises.org/ShallNot
8/13/20210
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Jeff Deist hosts a solo show to discuss one of his favorite novels from childhood, All Quiet on the Western Front. Its young protagonist Paul Bäumer, barely out of adolescence, narrates the horrors of trench warfare from the perspective only a grunt soldier can provide. Bäumer and his mates lose their innocence, along with various limbs and often their lives. But what makes the book so compelling is not simply the description of wartime savagery, but the dialogue between the men: stripped of any illusions, they see the futility of killing and maiming simply to capture a few more feet of no-man's land. The dialogue in Chapter 9 between the men, arguing about whether states or&nbsp;"people" go to war, is masterful. This is a book every passionate antiwar advocate needs to read time and again. All Quiet on the Western Front on Amazon: Mises.org/AllQuiet Jeff Deist's review of They Shall not Grow Old: Mises.org/ShallNot
8/13/20210
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Jeff Deist hosts a solo show to discuss one of his favorite novels from childhood, All Quiet on the Western Front. Its young protagonist Paul Bäumer, barely out of adolescence, narrates the horrors of trench warfare from the perspective only a grunt soldier can provide. Bäumer and his mates lose their innocence, along with various limbs and often their lives. But what makes the book so compelling is not simply the description of wartime savagery, but the dialogue between the men: stripped of any illusions, they see the futility of killing and maiming simply to capture a few more feet of no-man's land. The dialogue in Chapter 9 between the men, arguing about whether states or&nbsp;"people" go to war, is masterful. This is a book every passionate antiwar advocate needs to read time and again. All Quiet on the Western Front on Amazon: Mises.org/AllQuiet Jeff Deist's review of They Shall not Grow Old: Mises.org/ShallNot
8/13/20210
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Mark Spitznagel's <em>Safe Haven</em>

Fans of Austrian economics know hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel as a brilliant thinker thoroughly steeped in Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. His excellent 2013 book The Dao of Capital&nbsp;was rooted in Austrian capital theory and "roundaboutness," and his application of of that theory has proven highly beneficial for his investors.&nbsp; Now Spitznagel is back with a new book that directly challenges our understanding of risk. Safe Haven&nbsp;asks, and answers, a fundamental question: Can mitigating risk actually add to the bottom line? Can safe havens be truly cost-effective, by adding to CAGR? Mises Institute Senior Fellow Robert Murphy, who consulted on the book, joins the show for a fascinating look at Spitznagel's penetrating and contrarian thesis. If you're interested in the intersection of investing and Austrian economics, don't miss this episode! Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms on Amazon: Mises.org/SafeHaven And, Spitznagel's 2013 book The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World on Amazon: Mises.org/Dao
8/13/20210
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Russell Kirk's "Libertarians, the Chirping Sectaries"

Professor Bradley Birzer from Hillsdale College joins the show to dissect Russell Kirk's famous 1981 essay condemning libertarians. Is libertarianism necessarily utopian and unworkable, as Kirk suggests? Is it hubris to imagine we don't need the state—or even God—to prevent social chaos? Do libertarians have more in common with Communists than conservatives? Or was Kirk simply attacking an absurd strawman of the atomistic individual, with Rothbard as the particular (unstated) target of his ire? Dr. Birzer is a thoroughgoing scholar of Kirk, and provides great insights into the context and thinking behind this critique. Russel Kirk's&nbsp;"Libertarians, The Chirping Sectaries": Mises.org/Kirk Rothbard's "Myth and Truth About Libertarianism": Mises.org/HAP77a Dr. Birzer's "Kirk and the Libertarians": Mises.org/HAP77b Hornberger's "An Open Letter to Russell Kirk": Mises.org/HAP77c
7/30/20210
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Russell Kirk's "Libertarians, the Chirping Sectaries"

Professor Bradley Birzer from Hillsdale College joins the show to dissect Russell Kirk's famous 1981 essay condemning libertarians. Is libertarianism necessarily utopian and unworkable, as Kirk suggests? Is it hubris to imagine we don't need the state—or even God—to prevent social chaos? Do libertarians have more in common with Communists than conservatives? Or was Kirk simply attacking an absurd strawman of the atomistic individual, with Rothbard as the particular (unstated) target of his ire? Dr. Birzer is a thoroughgoing scholar of Kirk, and provides great insights into the context and thinking behind this critique. Russel Kirk's&nbsp;"Libertarians, The Chirping Sectaries": Mises.org/Kirk Rothbard's "Myth and Truth About Libertarianism": Mises.org/HAP77a Dr. Birzer's "Kirk and the Libertarians": Mises.org/HAP77b Hornberger's "An Open Letter to Russell Kirk": Mises.org/HAP77c
7/30/20210
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Russell Kirk's "Libertarians, the Chirping Sectaries"

Professor Bradley Birzer from Hillsdale College joins the show to dissect Russell Kirk's famous 1981 essay condemning libertarians. Is libertarianism necessarily utopian and unworkable, as Kirk suggests? Is it hubris to imagine we don't need the state—or even God—to prevent social chaos? Do libertarians have more in common with Communists than conservatives? Or was Kirk simply attacking an absurd strawman of the atomistic individual, with Rothbard as the particular (unstated) target of his ire? Dr. Birzer is a thoroughgoing scholar of Kirk, and provides great insights into the context and thinking behind this critique. Russel Kirk's&nbsp;"Libertarians, The Chirping Sectaries": Mises.org/Kirk Rothbard's "Myth and Truth About Libertarianism": Mises.org/HAP77a Dr. Birzer's "Kirk and the Libertarians": Mises.org/HAP77b Hornberger's "An Open Letter to Russell Kirk": Mises.org/HAP77c
7/30/20210
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Steven Phelan: <em>Startup Stories</em>

Recorded live at Mises University on 24 July 2021. Find Startup Stories: Lessons for Everyday Entrepreneurs at: Mises.org/Startup
7/24/20210
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Steven Phelan: Startup Stories

Recorded live at Mises University on 24 July 2021. Find Startup Stories: Lessons for Everyday Entrepreneurs at: Mises.org/Startup
7/24/20210
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Steven Phelan: <em>Startup Stories</em>

Recorded live at Mises University on 24 July 2021. Find Startup Stories: Lessons for Everyday Entrepreneurs at: Mises.org/Startup
7/24/20210
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<em>The Fiat Standard</em> with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous, famous for The Bitcoin Standard, has a remarkable new book detailing the effects of fiat money on virtually every aspect of society. In the tradition of Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production, Ammous returns with The Fiat Standard. From a framework of Austrian economics, this book explains the sordid history of central banks severing currencies from gold redemption—both to finance war and enjoy the political benefits of default. But it also considers the far-ranging effects of inflation on civilization: as time preference increases, everything gets worse.&nbsp; Education, food, architecture, family, and science all suffer, as inflation makes us live today at the expense of tomorrow. On the 50th anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!
7/16/20210
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The Fiat Standard with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous, famous for The Bitcoin Standard, has a remarkable new book detailing the effects of fiat money on virtually every aspect of society. In the tradition of Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production, Ammous returns with The Fiat Standard. From a framework of Austrian economics, this book explains the sordid history of central banks severing currencies from gold redemption—both to finance war and enjoy the political benefits of default. But it also considers the far-ranging effects of inflation on civilization: as time preference increases, everything gets worse.&nbsp; Education, food, architecture, family, and science all suffer, as inflation makes us live today at the expense of tomorrow. On the 50th anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!
7/16/20210
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<em>The Fiat Standard</em> with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous, famous for The Bitcoin Standard, has a remarkable new book detailing the effects of fiat money on virtually every aspect of society. In the tradition of Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production, Ammous returns with The Fiat Standard. From a framework of Austrian economics, this book explains the sordid history of central banks severing currencies from gold redemption—both to finance war and enjoy the political benefits of default. But it also considers the far-ranging effects of inflation on civilization: as time preference increases, everything gets worse.&nbsp; Education, food, architecture, family, and science all suffer, as inflation makes us live today at the expense of tomorrow. On the 50th anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!
7/16/20210
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Rothbard on Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Murray Rothbard's seminal 1965 essay "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" reads every bit as well today as it did 50 years ago. Rothbard defines liberalism and conservatism against the backdrop of the European Old Order, and skewers the incoherence of both in their modern forms. This brief work, steeped in history and full of optimism, shows Rothbard as a careful and strategic thinker about ideological and political movements. Mises.org editors Tho Bishop and Ryan McMaken join the show to explain the tremendous descriptive power of this essay, and why we need Rothbard as much as Burnham, Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu when it comes to strategy.&nbsp; Mentioned in this Episode "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty": Mises.org/LeftRight
7/9/20210
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Rothbard on Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Murray Rothbard's seminal 1965 essay "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" reads every bit as well today as it did 50 years ago. Rothbard defines liberalism and conservatism against the backdrop of the European Old Order, and skewers the incoherence of both in their modern forms. This brief work, steeped in history and full of optimism, shows Rothbard as a careful and strategic thinker about ideological and political movements. Mises.org editors Tho Bishop and Ryan McMaken join the show to explain the tremendous descriptive power of this essay, and why we need Rothbard as much as Burnham, Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu when it comes to strategy.&nbsp; Mentioned in this Episode "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty": Mises.org/LeftRight
7/9/20210
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Rothbard on Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Murray Rothbard's seminal 1965 essay "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" reads every bit as well today as it did 50 years ago. Rothbard defines liberalism and conservatism against the backdrop of the European Old Order, and skewers the incoherence of both in their modern forms. This brief work, steeped in history and full of optimism, shows Rothbard as a careful and strategic thinker about ideological and political movements. Mises.org editors Tho Bishop and Ryan McMaken join the show to explain the tremendous descriptive power of this essay, and why we need Rothbard as much as Burnham, Machiavelli, or Sun Tzu when it comes to strategy.&nbsp; Mentioned in this Episode "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty": Mises.org/LeftRight
7/9/20210
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John Tamny on <em>When Politicians Panicked</em>

Financial journalist John Tamny has written the definitive book on the disastrous political mismanagement of Covid-19—and the resulting (still unfolding) calamities. When Politicians Panicked is a superb analysis of the economic tradeoffs ignored by alarmist Covid policymakers, and a blow by blow account of their bungling in the early months of 2020. But this is also a book about economic growth, employment, markets and prosperity, with well-supported arguments written in Tamny's clear prose. Tamny helps readers See the Unseen, namely that terrible consequences of lockdowns far exceed any danger posed by the virus. Let's hope the experts he skewers in this book take notice. Mentioned in this Episode When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason&nbsp;by John Tamny: Mises.org/Panicked JohnTamny.com
7/2/20210
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John Tamny on <em>When Politicians Panicked</em>

Financial journalist John Tamny has written the definitive book on the disastrous political mismanagement of Covid-19—and the resulting (still unfolding) calamities. When Politicians Panicked is a superb analysis of the economic tradeoffs ignored by alarmist Covid policymakers, and a blow by blow account of their bungling in the early months of 2020. But this is also a book about economic growth, employment, markets and prosperity, with well-supported arguments written in Tamny's clear prose. Tamny helps readers See the Unseen, namely that terrible consequences of lockdowns far exceed any danger posed by the virus. Let's hope the experts he skewers in this book take notice. Mentioned in this Episode When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason&nbsp;by John Tamny: Mises.org/Panicked JohnTamny.com
7/2/20210
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John Tamny on When Politicians Panicked

Financial journalist John Tamny has written the definitive book on the disastrous political mismanagement of Covid-19—and the resulting (still unfolding) calamities. When Politicians Panicked is a superb analysis of the economic tradeoffs ignored by alarmist Covid policymakers, and a blow by blow account of their bungling in the early months of 2020. But this is also a book about economic growth, employment, markets and prosperity, with well-supported arguments written in Tamny's clear prose. Tamny helps readers See the Unseen, namely that terrible consequences of lockdowns far exceed any danger posed by the virus. Let's hope the experts he skewers in this book take notice. Mentioned in this Episode When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason&nbsp;by John Tamny: Mises.org/Panicked JohnTamny.com
7/1/20210
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Rothbard's <em>The Ethics of Liberty</em> Finale with Roberta Modugno

Professor Roberta Modugno joins the show to finish our look at Rothbard's seminal treatise on normative libertarianism, The Ethics of Liberty. Dr. Modugno elaborates on Rothbard's disagreements with Mises regarding ethical justifications for a free society, and defends his uncompromising views on the nature of the state. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Rothbard's The Ethics of LibertyDr. Modugno's&nbsp;Rothbard vs. The PhilosophersDr. Modugno's&nbsp;"How I Discovered Murray Rothbard"
6/25/20210
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Rothbard's The Ethics of Liberty Finale with Roberta Modugno

Professor Roberta Modugno joins the show to finish our look at Rothbard's seminal treatise on normative libertarianism, The Ethics of Liberty. Dr. Modugno elaborates on Rothbard's disagreements with Mises regarding ethical justifications for a free society, and defends his uncompromising views on the nature of the state. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Rothbard's The Ethics of LibertyDr. Modugno's&nbsp;Rothbard vs. The PhilosophersDr. Modugno's&nbsp;"How I Discovered Murray Rothbard"
6/25/20210
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Rothbard's <em>The Ethics of Liberty</em> Finale with Roberta Modugno

Professor Roberta Modugno joins the show to finish our look at Rothbard's seminal treatise on normative libertarianism, The Ethics of Liberty. Dr. Modugno elaborates on Rothbard's disagreements with Mises regarding ethical justifications for a free society, and defends his uncompromising views on the nature of the state. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Rothbard's The Ethics of LibertyDr. Modugno's&nbsp;Rothbard vs. The PhilosophersDr. Modugno's&nbsp;"How I Discovered Murray Rothbard"
6/25/20210
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<em>The Ethics of Liberty</em> with Ryan McMaken

Mises.org editor Ryan McMaken joins the show to tackle some of the toughest and most controversial chapters of Rothbard's groundbreaking treatise The Ethics of Liberty. McMaken and Jeff Deist cover abortion, the rights of children, defamation, and all the "what-ifs" contained in lifeboat situations. They