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Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Price Deflation and Price Inflation Are Always “Optimal”

Price changes are the solution to a problem, not the problem itself. We should focus on what causes the price changes in the first place, writes Mateusz Machaj. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Mateusz Machaj Thursday, October 30, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Rothbard on Self-Defense and War

Libertarians — and Murray Rothbard in particular — are not pacifists, but reject the killing of innocents and other unjustified forms of military aggression, writes David Gordon. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

David Gordon Thursday, October 30, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium

Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron address the issue of monetary imperialism. How does the US use the dollar as a weapon of economic and cultural power? How long can it last? What might the unprecedented collapse of a worldwide reserve currency look like? And, how do the BRIC nations and Asian central banks fight back?

Jeff Deist Patrick Barron Thursday, October 23, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Problem With Steve Forbes’s New Gold Standard

In their new book "Money", Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames write with insight about the dangers of inflation and easy money, but ultimately, they fail to follow through on their analysis and instead make peace with monetary expansionism, writes David Gordon. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

David Gordon Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Left and Right Agree: War Is Popular

Don't expect sustained opposition to war to come from either side, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Andrew Syrios Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Tom Woods: Champion of Libertarian Dissent

Jeff Deist and Tom Woods to discuss Tom's new book entitled 'Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion.'

Jeff Deist Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Friday, October 17, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Mises’s Contribution to Understanding Business Cycles

In "The Theory of Money and Credit", Mises provided the basics for the long-sought explanation for that mysterious and troubling economic phenomenon — the business cycle, writes Murray Rothbard. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, October 16, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common

Not unlike governments, ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used his victims' money to exhibit his "generosity" through charitable giving projects, writes Brandon Dutcher. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Brandon Dutcher Thursday, October 16, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Regulate It First, Learn About It Never

Politicians and regulators usually don’t know what they don’t know about everything from health care to your small business, but that sort of compound ignorance won’t stop them from regulating the minutiae of everyday life and commerce, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Gary Galles Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism

Although it's clear that they offer no economic net benefit, American cities are building taxpayer-funded sports stadiums every chance they get. Billionaire team owners and politicians benefit greatly while ordinary taxpayers do less well, writes Salmaan A. Khan. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Salmaan A. Khan Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful

The smaller the size of government, the less power it has to hobble free enterprise with taxes and regulations, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Ron Paul Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Claudio Grass: The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum

Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass discuss the uniquely Swiss mindset behind the upcoming Swiss gold referendum, and how decentralization of political power is part of Swiss DNA; the tremendous geopolitical aftershocks that would occur if the referendum passes — including the physical repatriation of gold to Switzerland; and how the Swiss people may be waking up to the sellout of their country by the Swiss National Bank and the IMF.

Jeff Deist Claudio Grass Saturday, October 11, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Why Historical Revisionism Matters

Historical revisionism is the process of unmasking government excuses for war and war-making, writes Ralph Raico. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Ralph Raico Thursday, October 09, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Joseph Becker: Economic Liberty Denied

Jeff Deist and Joseph Becker discuss the illusion of judicial remedies for most Americans; how Becker is attacking cronyism in Nevada; how a Rothbardian legal system might deal with torts, crimes, and externalities; and how the statist 20th century courts created a phony legal distinction between fundamental liberties and economic liberties.

Jeff Deist Joseph F. Becker Friday, October 03, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The NCAA Racket

The NCAA ensures there is no functioning job market for athletes and no competition to which students might go seeking higher pay, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Andrew Syrios Friday, October 03, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase, writes Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Friday, October 03, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) How Third-Party Payers Drive Up Medical Costs

The modern health insurance industry, a by-product of government regulation and tax policy, has led to a system in which the consumer of medical services doesn’t know the costs or final prices charged for services. Without a functioning system of price signals, prices cannot be contained, writes Willem Cornax. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Willem G. Cornax Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Patrick Barron: Currency Wars and the Death of the Euro

Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron discuss what's going on in the EU, how Germany in particular suffers from being yoked to the other Eurozone nations, and what the comeback of the Deutsche Mark might mean for Europe—and for America.

Jeff Deist Patrick Barron Thursday, September 25, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Drug Warriors Claim Colorado Going to Pot

Drug warriors rely on bad and manipulated data to make the claim that respecting private property rights in Colorado is “terrible public policy,” writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Mark Thornton Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier

Austrian economists have been wrongly accused of many intellectual crimes when it comes to fractional reserve banking. Robert Batemarco adds some clarity to the debate. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Robert Batemarco Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) David Farrer: A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote

Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective.

Jeff Deist David Farrer Friday, September 19, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Some Trends Facing our Economy

Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses the seven mega-trends facing our economy and what it means looking forward. Dr. Thornton also talks about the great classes available at Mises.org which will further improve your understanding of how our economic system functions.

Mark Thornton Monday, September 15, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Unseen Costs of the Minimum Wage

Supporters of minimum wage hikes claim they have little or no effect on employment, the law of demand makes it clear the effects of price controls are very real, writes Josh Grossman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Josh Grossman Monday, September 15, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Dr. David Howden: Let Banks Fail! (Central and Otherwise)

Jeff Deist and David Howden discuss the history of banking in America before 1913, the supposed justifications for the Federal Reserve Act, and why American economists all seem to be thrall to—and on the payroll of—the Fed. David also lays out the realities behind transitioning to a future without the Fed. Next, they discuss his book about the Icelandic banking crisis, and how that country's deposit insurance scheme created enormous moral hazards. David explains how Iceland, however, mostly had the good sense to allow its bad banks to fail and its foreign creditors to take a well-deserved haircut. The lessons to be learned, he tells us, are both cautionary and optimistic, at least for a homogeneous nation of 325,000 people.

Jeff Deist David Howden Thursday, September 11, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Is This the Libertarian Moment?

Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable, writes Lew Rockwell. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Thursday, September 11, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Blaming That Cold Weather Culprit

The Fed and it's friends blamed cold weather for much of the year's lackluster economic growth. But cold weather does not explain the economic slowdown because cold weather does not stop economic activity, it merely shifts it to other activities and products, writes Devin Leary-Hanebrink. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Devin Leary-Hanebrink Thursday, September 11, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate

Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages. Careful analysis reveals another story, however, writes Kenneth Zahringer. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Kenneth A. Zahringer Thursday, September 11, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The U.S. and World Economy

Interviewed by host Jack Thompson, Mark Thornton discusses some Austrian economics basics and analyzes today’s economy through the lens of Austrian Economics.

Mark Thornton Friday, September 05, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Currency Issues

Interviewed by host Chuck Morse, Mark Thornton discusses money, the role of the Federal Reserve, the gold standard, and he offers some suggestions for an improved monetary system.

Mark Thornton Friday, September 05, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) You Can’t Run an Economy with Spreadsheets

An economy cannot be successfully planned with computers and technicians. Mises and Hayek proved this decades ago, writes Nicolás Cachanosky. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Nicolás Cachanosky Friday, September 05, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Police States and Private Markets

When it comes to your local police, there is no shopping around, there is no customer service, and there is no choice, writes Jeff Deist. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

This audio Mises Daily is the transcript from a talk delivered at the 2014 Houston Mises Circle. Video of the talk is available here.

Jeff Deist Friday, September 05, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Dr. Philipp Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro

Jeff Deist and Philipp Bagus discuss not only the history and possible future of the Euro, but also the ECB under Draghi; the nationalist sentiments sweeping some European nations that want their own currency back; how the ECB has effectively monetized the sovereign debt of the PIIGS; and how Germans may well be nostalgic for the Bundesbank.

Jeff Deist Philipp Bagus Thursday, September 04, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Six Myths About Money and Inflation

Politicians and the mainstream media have faith in the central banks to manipulate and manage the global economy. Unfortunately, things are not so easy, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Patrick Barron Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Higher Ed Cronyism in Serbia: A Case Study

If the payoff is high enough, universities are happy to award degrees based on political connections, writes Predrag Rajšic. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Predrag Rajšic Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism

Elizabeth Warren outlines 11 Commandments of Progressivism and each requires coercion and politics to succeed, writes William Anderson. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

William L. Anderson Friday, August 29, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Fed and the “Salvador Dali Effect”

The Fed and the Treasury are betting on the fact that the dollar will remain the world’s reserve currency forever, and that the US can inflate without consequences indefinitely. The international victims of the scheme, however, are looking for a way out, writes Dante Bayona. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Dante Bayona Friday, August 29, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Andy Duncan: The Charade of Independence for UKIP and Scotland

Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting Labour or Conservative based on minute policy differences. They also discuss the upcoming Scottish independence vote, and whether the land that gave us Robert the Bruce and David Hume has succumbed completely to socialism. Could an independent Scotland become the Singapore of the North, or just another Eurozone basket case?

Jeff Deist Andy Duncan Friday, August 29, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Importance of Literary Criticism from a Free-Market Perspective

There’s a lot of exciting work being done in the field of literary studies, which isn’t usually known for its sound economics, writes Matt McCaffrey. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Matt McCaffrey Friday, August 29, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Carl Menger’s Revolution

Menger, Walras and Jevons are credited with creating the marginal revolution in economics. Carl Menger's contribution to this revolution, however, should be regarded as something distinct, unique, and more rigorous, writes Mateusz Machaj. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Mateusz Machaj Friday, August 29, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Austrian Capital Theory and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Austrian capital theory explains why creating a more technologically-advanced society is easier said than done, writes Mark Tovey. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Mark Tovey Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Thanks to Henry Hazlitt, Paul Cantor and others, a body of work by free-market literary critics is now beginning to emerge, writes Jo Ann Cavallo. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Jo Ann Cavallo Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Tax Cuts Are Only for the Powerful

Politicians tell us that tax cuts aren't necessary for economic growth. But when a politically-powerful company offers to move to town and hire people, the politicians fall all over themselves to offer a tax cut. Ordinary business owners, meanwhile, get no such offers, writes Crosby Kemper III and Rex Sinquefield. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Crosby Kemper III Rex Sinquefield Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar

US sanctions against Russia are just the latest incentive for the world's economies to avoid dealing with the dollar, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Ron Paul Monday, August 25, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Don’t Assume What Is “Unseen” Doesn’t Exist

Economists often rely on the assumption of “other things equal.” The problem arises when politicians ignore the economy and unintended results, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Gary Galles Monday, August 25, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Marc Victor: Attorney For Freedom

Jeff Deist and Marc Victor discuss what's happening in Ferguson, our disappearing legal rights, and how having Butler Shaffer as a law professor radicalized him and shaped his libertarian views. Victor's keynote speech at Casey's Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUow1DhAubA

Jeff Deist Marc J. Victor Friday, August 22, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Business Cycle

In this interview, Mark Thornton contrasts the Austrian and Keynesian views of the business cycle, and also discusses the housing bailout, the Federal Reserve, inflation, and more.

Mark Thornton Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century

The First World War began one hundred years ago, and it was a total disaster for Europe. The war destroyed not only the bodies and capital of millions of human beings, but it also destroyed the ideology and economy of the peaceful and prosperous century that had come before, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Ryan McMaken Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The State’s Worst Atrocity

War has been at the heart of much pro-government ideology, and remains so today, writes Lew Rockwell. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Tax Cuts Are Only for the Powerful

Politicians tell us that tax cuts aren't necessary for economic growth. But when a politically-powerful company offers to move to town and hire people, the politicians fall all over themselves to offer a tax cut. Ordinary business owners, meanwhile, get no such offers, writes Crosby Kemper III and Rex Sinquefield. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Savings and Loan Debacle: Twenty-Five Years Later

Many still blame “deregulation” for the financial disaster that was caused by an intricate web of federal laws and regulations, writes Dale Steinreich. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

Dale Steinreich Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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