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The Ethics of Liberty with Ryan McMaken

The Human Action Podcast

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06/11/2021Jeff DeistRyan 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 also move into part III of the book, where Rothbard pulls no punches concerning the nature of the state, its internal contradictions, its anarchic relationship to other states, and its inescapable role as predator and parasite. This is a can't-miss episode for anyone who questions the role of government in society.

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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power&Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Colorado and was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

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