Audio Essays

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

Legal SystemPrivate Property

Butler Shaffer's contribution to libertarian legal theory and an indispensable guide to a vital topic...

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Repudiating the National Debt

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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The Health Plan's Devilish Principles

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Seeing the Unseen

Free Markets

Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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The Truth About Taxes

Taxes and Spending

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

Political Theory

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

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryAustrian Economics Overview

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

Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

"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

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

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

Free MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

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

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