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.

Hoppe's Democracy: The God That Failed

Tags Decentralization and SecessionMedia and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical TheoryPrivate Property
10/16/2020Audio/Video

Jayant Bhandari joins the show to discuss Hoppe's controversial thesis concerning monarchy and democracy. This is a must-listen show for anyone interested in Hoppe's most famous work and its application to the problems western states face today. 

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The Forgotten Hazlitt Book

Tags StrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
10/08/2020Audio/Video

Jeff Deist discusses Hazlitt's radical and controversial ― and virtually unknown ― 1942 book A New Constitution Now, a how-to guide for remaking the US constitutional system.

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Dr. Saifedean Ammous on His Upcoming Economics Textbook

Tags EducationAustrian Economics Overview
09/30/2020Audio/Video

Academia is changing, and the way we learn is ripe for disruption. Dr. Ammous is at the fore of these changes, and you don't want to miss this show.

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Man, Economy, and State: The Finale

Tags Free MarketsInterventionism
09/11/2020Audio/Video

We have reached the end of Murray Rothbard's definitive treatise Man, Economy, and State

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Patrick Newman on Rothbard’s Power & Market

Tags Free MarketsMonopoly and Competition
08/28/2020Audio/Video

Dr. Patrick Newman joins Jeff Deist to discuss Rothbard’s groundbreaking conceptual work in private defense, private courts, and the stark realities of political incentives.

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The Price of Tomorrow with Jeff Booth

08/26/2020Audio/Video

Jeff Booth says that fast-improving technology causes prices to fall, and that we would have a more prosperous world if government would step aside and embrace deflation rather than fight it.

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Man, Economy, and State: Money & Its Purchasing Power with Robert Murphy

Tags Gold StandardMoney and BankingPricesValue and Exchange
08/21/2020Audio/Video

Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to breakdown Rothbard's exposition of money in an Austrian framework.

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Man, Economy, and State: Monopoly with Dr. Walter Block

Tags Big GovernmentFree MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought
08/14/2020Audio/Video

Dr. Walter Block joins the show to discuss Rothbard's breakthroughs on monopolies and cartels, and to draw downward-sloping demand diagrams for us!

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Man, Economy, and State: Entrepreneurship and Change

Tags Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurLabor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory
08/01/2020Audio/Video

Hunter Hastings joins Jeff Deist with great insights into the social benefits of profit vs. interest, entrepreneurial risk, progressing and retrogressing economies, and the bunkum known as the "Paradox of Saving." They focus on Chapter 8 of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State

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Man, Economy, and State: Interest Rates

Tags Central BanksMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Kristoffer Hansen joins the show to discuss everything about interest rates, as detailed by Rothbard in Chapter 6 of Man, Economy, and State

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