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The Human Action Podcast features in-depth interviews on current topics in economics through an Austro-libertarian lens.

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  • Understanding Money Mechanics
    January 2, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Dr. Bob Murphy joins the Human Action Podcast to discuss one of the most important issues of all: how money and credit work in today's society. Jeff Deist recently commissioned Murphy to write a series of articles on money mechanics (Mises.org/MoneyMechanics), an exceedingly important topic for critics of the Fed — and today's podcast serves as an introduction to the project. The […]

  • Why Gold Still Matters
    December 10, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Central bankers dismiss gold as a relic, even as they buy up more of it. Politicians dismiss gold as money they don't control and can't expand. Holders dismiss gold as outdated tech. And investors dismiss gold as a static metal paying no yields. So why does gold still matter? Why does it hold value over millennia? Why does it threaten inflationist governments? Why does it seem to be flowing West […]

  • The Cultural Consequences of Negative Interest Rates
    December 3, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Negative interest rates are now entrenched reality in Europe, and not just for buyers of sovereign or corporate debt – even retail savings accounts are affected. What does this mean for real people trying to save for retirement? And more broadly, what does it mean for Europe culturally? Not to mention America, since Alan Greenspan tells us negative rates are coming here soon? Our […]

  • Does Economic Theory Work in Business?
    November 19, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Marketing guru and fund investor Hunter Hastings joins the Human Action podcast for a look at Economics for Entrepreneurs, a new platform which uses Austrian theory to teach actionable entrepreneurship. Can business acumen be taught, or is it innate? Hunter and Jeff examine consumer sovereignty, value creation, and the theory of the firm, all from a unique Austrian perspective. Austrians have a […]

  • Patrick Newman on Rothbard and his Critics
    October 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The late Murray Rothbard has passionate fans and critics alike—but was he really the intransigent person his detractors portray? Was he prickly and difficult, or actually generous and helpful to students and colleagues? Did his reputation as an economist suffer for venturing into philosophy, ethics, history, sociology, and anarchism—even though Hayek did the same? Was Man, Economy, […]

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