The Human Action Podcast

The Human Action Podcast

The Human Action Podcast features in-depth interviews on current topics in economics through an Austro-libertarian lens.

The Ethics of Liberty with Ryan McMaken

Tags Free MarketsLegal SystemProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
06/11/2021Mises Media

Ryan McMaken joins the show to tackle the toughest and most controversial chapters ofThe Ethics of Liberty—abortion, the rights of children, defamation, and all the "what-ifs" contained in lifeboat situations.

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Rothbard's The Ethics of Liberty with Stephan Kinsella

05/28/2021Mises Media

Rothbard presents a remarkable exposition of a theory of liberty, a normative justification for laissez-faire which was sorely lacking. Kinsella does a remarkable job of explaining Rothbard's concepts with force and clarity, so you won't want to miss this episode!

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Walter Block on The Ethics of Liberty

Tags DemocracyOld RightU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought
05/21/2021Mises Media

Professor Walter Block joins the show to discuss the first section of The Ethics of Liberty, and gives us his unstinting take on Rothbard's vitally important treatment of natural law philosophy. There are also lots of great Blockean anecdotes you'll want to hear!

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Rothbard on the Betrayal of the American Right

Tags DemocracyOld RightU.S. HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop join the show to dissect The Betrayal of the American Right, which is both a critical history and a fascinating political memoir of Rothbard's own journey to libertarianism.

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Bob Murphy on Rothbard's What Has Government Done to Our Money?

04/30/2021Mises Media

Bob Murphy joins the show to discuss Rothbard's superb and eminently readable money book for lay readers.

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Ross Benes on America's Rural Rebellion

Tags Media and CultureRationalismStrategyOther Schools of Thought
04/23/2021Mises Media

Ross Benes offers a fascinating look at how and why we have allowed politicians to alienate us, and a hopeful call for a less political America.  

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Rothbard's Anatomy of the State

04/16/2021Mises Media

Anatomy of the State is a book that everyone, from anarchist to statist, needs to read and consider.

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Allen Mendenhall—Is Intellectualism Dead?

04/01/2021Mises Media

Are we living in a decidedly anti-intellectual age, or has America always been predisposed toward doers over thinkers? Don't miss this fascinating but sobering discussion.

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Daniel McCarthy on the Prospects for Fusionism

03/26/2021Mises Media

Daniel McCarthy joins the show to continue last week's discussion of the rapid breakdown of America's political order, with wokeism rising on the Left and Reaganism dying on the Right.

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Donald Devine on the Enduring Tension

03/19/2021Mises Media

Channeling Hayek, Devine argues that markets are critical but not sufficient. Free and equal individualism requires a mythos and a logos, a moral order rooted in God, morality, law, or tradition—otherwise we devolve into warring factions

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