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.

Tom Woods on the Old Right

12/17/2021Mises Media

As the "New Right" spirals into the worst of Buckleyite foreign policy and know-nothing economics, Tom Woods and Jeff Deist discuss the old antiwar and anti-New Deal works of figures like Menken, Hazlitt, Howard Buffett, Chodorov, and Nock.

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Jim Bovard on H.L. Mencken

12/03/2021Mises Media

Jeff Deist and Jim Bovard discuss Mencken's work, his complicated elitism, his Old Right politics and social views, and the magnificent pleasure of reading this master.

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Garet Garrett's "The Revolution Was"

11/24/2021Mises Media

Garet Garret's essay "The Revolution Was" explains with tremendous clarity the the ongoing revolution happening under our noses. Ryan McMaken joins Jeff Deist for a deep exploration of the essay and its lessons for us today. 

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Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

Tags EducationStrategyPolitical Theory

This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization.

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Daniel McAdams on the Ron Paul Doctrine

10/29/2021Mises Media

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute joins the show to discuss what might be termed the Ron Paul Doctrine

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Joe Salerno on Rothbard's History of Economic Thought

Tags Book ReviewsMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought
10/19/2021Mises Media

We wrap up our look at Murray Rothbard's sprawling two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with Dr. Joe Salerno, Rothbard's friend and colleague. 

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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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