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.

Patrick Newman on Rothbard and his Critics

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

The late Murray Rothbard has passionate fans and critics alike—but was he really the intransigent person his detractors portray?

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Why the Fed's Mythology Endures, with Murray Sabrin

Tags Big GovernmentThe FedAustrian Economics Overview

Professor Murray Sabrin joins Jeff Deist for a comprehensive look at central bank mythmaking.

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Everything About Negative Interest Rates with Bob Murphy

Tags The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksAustrian Economics Overview

Economist Bob Murphy joins Jeff Deist to make sense of the nonsensical world of negative interest rates.

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Hazlitt in One Lesson with Walter Block

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

Professor Walter Block joins Jeff Deist for a fantastic in-depth discussion of Henry Hazlitt and his work.

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The State of Economics Education


Jeff Deist and Dr. Liliana Stern discuss the state of economics education on this special live episode of the Human Action Podcast.

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Nation, State, and Economy

Tags StrategyPrivate Property

Jeff Deist and Ryan McMaken discuss what the nationality principle means for liberalism.

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Richard Cantillon As a Proto-Austrian

Tags History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMoney and BankingProduction Theory

Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton discuss the works of one of the fathers of modern economics: Richard Cantillon. 

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Mises on Omnipotent Government


Jeff Deist and Matt McCaffrey discuss Omnipotent Government's absolute relevance today.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Tags Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

Andy Duncan joins Jeff to review an overlooked classic by Mises:The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.

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The Bureaucratic Revolution


Professor William Anderson and Jeff Deist discuss the most important and devastating critique of administrative rule ever written.

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