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 Price of Tomorrow with Jeff Booth

08/26/2020Mises Media

Jeff Booth says that fast-improving technology causes prices to fall, and that we would have a more prosperous world if government would step aside and embrace deflation rather than fight it.

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Man, Economy, and State: Money & Its Purchasing Power with Robert Murphy

Tags Gold StandardMoney and BankingPricesValue and Exchange
08/21/2020Mises Media

Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to breakdown Rothbard's exposition of money in an Austrian framework.

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Man, Economy, and State: Monopoly with Dr. Walter Block

Tags Big GovernmentFree MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of Thought
08/14/2020Mises Media

Dr. Walter Block joins the show to discuss Rothbard's breakthroughs on monopolies and cartels, and to draw downward-sloping demand diagrams for us!

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Man, Economy, and State: Entrepreneurship and Change

Tags Booms and BustsThe EntrepreneurLabor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory
08/01/2020Mises Media

Hunter Hastings joins Jeff Deist with great insights into the social benefits of profit vs. interest, entrepreneurial risk, progressing and retrogressing economies, and the bunkum known as the "Paradox of Saving." They focus on Chapter 8 of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State

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Man, Economy, and State: Interest Rates

Tags Central BanksMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Kristoffer Hansen joins the show to discuss everything about interest rates, as detailed by Rothbard in Chapter 6 of Man, Economy, and State

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Man, Economy, and State with Shawn Ritenour

Tags Free MarketsCapital and Interest TheoryPricesProduction Theory
07/17/2020Mises Media

AOC and Paul Krugman are wrong: we can't just pay people money to stay home and expect "stuff" to materialize around us. Dr. Shawn Ritenour shows how Man, Economy, and State explains why.

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Man, Economy, and State: Exchange and Prices

Tags Free MarketsPraxeologyPrices
07/10/2020Mises Media

Jeff Deist and Dr. Jonathan Newman break down Chapters 2–4 of Man, Economy, and State. This is vintage Rothbard: precise definitions; hardcore explanations of property, prices, and exchange; the problems of "hegemonic" state violence;  and a "beautiful" (per Dr. Newman) conception of...

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Man, Economy and State with Jeff Deist

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewMonopoly and CompetitionPraxeologyValue and Exchange
07/03/2020Mises Media

Jeff Deist tackles the first Chapter of Man, Economy, and State. So much of what economics texts get wrong is laid out brilliantly here by Rothbard, who gives readers the basics of action, means/ends, time, ranking, factors of production, and capital in this 77 page master class. 

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Why You Should Read Man, Economy, and State

Tags EducationAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology
06/26/2020Mises Media

Rothbard fans, this is the podcast you don't want to miss! Patrick Newman joins Jeff Deist to kick off a series of shows featuring Rothbard's landmark treatise Man, Economy, and State

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Human Action Part Seven with Tom Woods

Tags EducationMedia and CultureAustrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology
05/08/2020Mises Media

We've reached the end of Human Action! Tom Woods joins the podcast to discuss Part Seven, "The Place of Economics in Society," and it's a show you don't want to miss. 

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