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.

MMT Explained with Dr. Robert Murphy

Tags Book ReviewsCentral BanksMonetary TheoryMoney Supply
11/23/2020Mises Media

Can newly issued currency be used to pay for public works, health care, college, entitlements, and guaranteed jobs? If it sounds too good to be true, it is—and Dr. Murphy joins the Human Action Podcast to explain why.

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Jeff Deist on Hoppe's Democracy: The God That Failed

Tags Free MarketsStrategyOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory
11/02/2020Mises Media

Jeff Deist finishes his series on Hoppe's devastating classic with a look at the final chapters, critiquing conservatism, liberalism, and constitutionalism. 

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Hoppe's Democracy with Stephan Kinsella

10/23/2020Mises Media

Lawyer and libertarian theorist Stephan Kinsella joins the show to discuss the middle chapters of Hoppe's Democracy, The God That Failed—in particular dealing with "desocialization" of collective property, immigration, and free trade.

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Hoppe's Democracy: The God That Failed

Tags Decentralization and SecessionMedia and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical TheoryPrivate Property
10/16/2020Mises Media

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
10/08/2020Mises Media

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
09/30/2020Mises Media

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
09/11/2020Mises Media

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
08/28/2020Mises Media

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

08/26/2020Mises Media

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
08/21/2020Mises Media

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

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