Audio Essays

A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

Audio/VideoJune 11, 2014
Butler Shaffer's contribution to libertarian legal theory and an indispensable guide to a vital topic.

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Repudiating the National Debt

Audio/VideoJuly 19, 2012
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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The Health Plan's Devilish Principles

Audio/VideoJuly 17, 2012
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Seeing the Unseen

Audio/VideoJuly 3, 2012
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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The Truth About Taxes

Audio/VideoJuly 2, 2012
This essay originally appeared in the Review of Austrian Economics 7, No. 2 (1994), pp. 75–90, as "The Consumption Tax: A Critique". Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod...

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The Death of Politics

Audio/VideoMarch 7, 2012
Originally published in Playboy in March 1969, this essay is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Dispelling Popular Great Depression Myths

Audio/VideoNovember 18, 2009
Stolyarov reviews Robert P. Murphy’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (2009)...

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The Candlemakers' Petition

Audio/VideoNovember 10, 2009
"The Candlemakers' Petition" is a well known satire of protectionism written and published in 1845, as part of Bastiat's Economic Sophisms . This audio essay is narrated by Gennady Stolyarov, II...

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Methodological Individualism

Audio/VideoOctober 3, 2009
Includes a summary by Frank van Dun. Preface by F.A. Hayek. Read by Josiah Schmidt.

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That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

Audio/VideoSeptember 1, 2009
From Chapter I of The Bastiat Collection: Volume I . Pages 1-48 in the text. Read by Josiah Schmidt.

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