The Human Action Podcast

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Why You Should Read Human Action in 2020

The Human Action Podcast

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

02/29/2020Jeff DeistShawn Ritenour

Human Action is the book you want to read, you need to read, you've thought about reading. So make 2020 the year you do read it!

Over the next seven weeks the Human Action Podcast will guide you through this incredibly vital and intellectually transforming work, with a series of guest economists to explain and bring Mises's most important work to life.

Our opening show features Dr. Shawn Ritenour of Grove City College, who makes a compelling case for lay readers to engage with Human Action. Jeff Deist and Professor Ritenour share plenty of great background, insights, and anecdotes about Mises and the context surrounding the book, so this is an episode you don't want to miss.

Use the code HAPOD for a discount on the pocket edition of Human Action from our bookstore:

Additional Resources

Human Action:

Bob Murphy's Study Guide to Human Action:

The Mises Reader, edited by Shawn Ritenour:

Note: The views expressed on are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.

Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. Jeff was chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Shawn Ritenour

Shawn Ritenour, a Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, teaches economics at Grove City College and is the author of Foundations of Economics: A Christian View and The Economics of Prosperity: Rethinking Economic Growth and Development.