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.

Guido Hülsmann on The Ethics of Money Production

Tags BitcoinBook ReviewsInflationMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney Supply
01/15/2021Mises Media

There is no better work to explain the broader implications of central banking which go almost totally unremarked in the financial press than The Ethics of Money Production.

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The Case for Reading Books with Tom Woods

01/01/2021Mises Media

Tom Woods joins us for a special year-end show to make the case for becoming a serious reader in 2021!

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The Managerial Revolution

12/23/2020Mises Media

James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World explains both the populist Trump revolution and the Deep State response, despite being written in 1941. Edward Welsch joins Jeff Deist for a thorough discussion of Burnham and his most influential work.

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The Marginal Revolutionaries

Tags Book ReviewsAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought
12/19/2020Mises Media

Jeff Deist details the good, bad, and ugly of a book on the history of the Austrian school, written by a left-progressive historian from a critical perspective.

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When Money Dies

12/11/2020Mises Media

Ryan McMaken joins the show to discuss Adam Fergusson's seminal history of Weimar-era hyperinflation in Germany.

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Per Bylund on The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized

Tags Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipPraxeology
12/03/2020Mises Media

Dr. Bylund and Jeff Deist discuss Covid and government responses against the backdrop of ripple effects, Say's law, "market failure," and the inability of bureaucrats to make rational tradeoffs.

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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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