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.

Rothbard and Adam Smith

Tags Book ReviewsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Was Rothbard's harsh criticism of Adam Smith justified, or was Smith actually an early and valiant proponent of laissez-faire? Hunter Hastings and Jonathan Newman join Jeff Deist to discuss. 

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Rothbard's History of Economic Thought from Greeks to Physiocrats

10/01/2021Mises Media

Was Adam Smith the founder of modern economics? Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show for a look at Rothbard's treatment of economics before Smith and his take no prisoners revisionist approach.

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Dr. Patrick Newman Introduces Rothbard's History of Economic Thought

09/24/2021Mises Media

Dr. Patrick Newman introduces the first in a series of episodes on Rothbard's History of Economic Thought.

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Murray Sabrin's New Book on Escaping Medical Fascism

09/10/2021Mises Media

On the heels of Biden's vaccine mandate announcement, Dr. Murray Sabrin joins the show to discuss his new book on escaping the state's medical fascism.

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Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim

09/03/2021Mises Media

Jeff Deist and Allen Mendenhall discuss the academic pretenses and foibles punctured by Kingsley Amis in his seminal send-up of campus life, Lucky Jim.

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Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven

Tags Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge
08/26/2021Mises Media

Robert Murphy joins the show for a fascinating look at Mark Spitznagel's new book Safe Haven. If you're interested in the intersection of investing and Austrian economics, don't miss this episode!

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All Quiet on the Western Front

08/13/2021Mises Media

All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel every passionate antiwar advocate needs to read time and again.

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Russell Kirk's "Libertarians, the Chirping Sectaries"

Tags LibertarianismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory
07/30/2021Mises Media

Professor Bradley Birzer from Hillsdale College joins the show to dissect Russell Kirk's famous 1981 essay condemning libertarians.

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Steven Phelan: Startup Stories

Tags BitcoinMoney and BanksGold StandardValue and Exchange
07/24/2021Mises Media

Recorded live at Mises University 2021!

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The Fiat Standard with Dr. Saifedean Ammous

Tags BitcoinMoney and BanksGold StandardValue and Exchange
07/16/2021Mises Media

On the fiftieth anniversary of Nixon's gold shock, The Fiat Standard is an amazing explication of how the West fell to its current state. You don't want to miss this show, especially Saifedean's epic takedown of fiat academia at the end!

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