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 Economics of National Divorce

07/15/2022Mises Media

 How would issues like debt, entitlements, and defense be addressed if the US split into two or more new political entities? Ryan McMaken joins Jeff to discuss.

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Why the US Should Default

07/08/2022Mises Media

Jeff and Bob discuss the effect of rising interest rates on Uncle Sam's ability to service debt—and promote the increasingly less radical idea that a default on Treasury debt is both inevitable and good.

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Fossil Future with Alex Epstein

When it comes to energy and the environment, Americans not only get the wrong facts, arguments, and narratives—they get the wrong philosophy. Alex Epstein joins Jeff and Bob to explain. 

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A Looming Recession: How Bad Is It?

Ryan McMaken joins Jeff and Bob for a hard look at the economic reality Americans face today.

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Will AI Solve Scarcity?

06/17/2022Mises Media

Do technology and machine learning portend an end to scarcity and a solution to monetary policy? Jeff and Bob discuss. 

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Inflation Then vs. Now: Follow the Money

06/10/2022Mises Media

Bob Murphy and Ross McKitrick discuss the government policies, Fed actions, and banking movements that lead up to the 2008 crisis, and why the current economic situation is different. 

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Are Stablecoins the Camel's Nose for Central Banks?

06/03/2022Mises Media

Jeff and Bob discuss a recent interview with IMF economist Manmohan Singh in the context of central banks co-opting digital technology for bad ends.

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The Economics of Davos

Tags The FedPolitical Theory
05/27/2022Mises Media

Jeff and Bob take a look at the misnamed "World Economic Forum" and its conference this past week in Davos.

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Who Central Bankers Really Are

Tags The FedPolitical Theory

Would you give up voting in exchange for no more taxes?

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Economic Freedom vs. Personal Freedom

05/13/2022Mises Media

Would you give up voting in exchange for no more taxes?

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