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.

Daniel Lacalle on the Central Bank Tightrope


Daniel Lacalle and Jeff Deist discuss the absurd reactions to the Fed's tiny interest rate hikes.

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Dave Smith on Trump's Christmas Surprise in Syria and Afghanistan


Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the astounding news from Trump about reducing troops in Syria and Afghanistan, and the growing push-back against neoconservative foreign policy from ordinary Americans.

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Carmen Dorobăț: A Young Scholar on Mises's Legacy and Impact

Jeff Deist and Carmen Dorobăț discuss how Ludwig von Mises's work and legacy have paved the way for an entire generation of younger scholars.

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Dr. Robert Murphy on the Dubious Economics of Climate Change


Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to discuss how the political landscape and media narratives fail to consider obvious choices and trade-offs inherent in the climate change debate.

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Danielle DiMartino Booth on the Fragile Fed Narrative

Jeff Deist and Danielle DiMartino Booth discuss Fed Chairman Jay Powell's performance to date and whether Austrians and permabears overestimate the Fed's influence on the economy.

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Connor Boyack: Explaining the State to Kids


Connor Boyack and Jeff Deist discuss the importance of offering an early alternative to the fantasyland view of the state that kids get in schools.

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Michael Boldin on the Reality of Secession

Tags Legal SystemStrategyPolitical Theory

Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities behind breaking up the US politically.

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Jeff Deist on "The Show"


Jeff Deist on the importance of alternative sources for news, economics, history, and politics.

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Dr. Yoram Hazony on Liberalism, Nationalism, and Globalism

Tags StrategyPolitical Theory

Yoram Hazony joins Jeff Deist for a compelling interview on prosperity, peace, and human flourishing.

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Ryan McMaken: Capitalism Makes Us More Humane


Ryan McMaken explains how capitalism propagated the conditions under which we can afford to focus on the important things in life.

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