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The Human Action Podcast

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



Latest Episodes

  • Human Action Part Four with Dr. Joe Salerno
    April 3, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Dr. Joe Salerno joins the show for a dynamic look at Human Action Part Four, arguably the meatiest part of the book. Chapters 18, 19, and 20 are where Mises presents the idea of pure time preference, his expanded theory of interest, and the parameters of business cycle theory and malinvestment. Salerno and Jeff Deist consider how time relates to capital; gratitude for society's accumulated […]

  • Human Action Part Four with Dr. Jeffrey Herbener
    March 27, 2020 at 1:00 am

    We dive into Part Four of Human Action with Professor Jeffrey Herbener, Chair of the Economics Department at Grove City College. This is a fantastic discussion of money and market exchange, with Mises proving timely as ever given the current financial meltdown and crazed response from Washington. Dr. Herbener and Jeff Deist cover catallactics and how imaginary constructs help us understand […]

  • Human Action Part Three with Dr. Per Bylund
    March 20, 2020 at 1:00 am

    We continue our series on Human Action with Professor Per Bylund of Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Bylund and Jeff Deist consider Part Three of the book, "Economic Calculation," considering Mises's conception of value and the folly of attempting to define a "unit of value" in a highly subjective world. They discuss socialism and the elementary theory of value and prices; inputs and outputs […]

  • Human Action Part Two with Dr. Robert Murphy
    March 13, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Our friend  and economist Dr. Robert Murphy joins the show for a discussion of Part Two in Human Action, "Action Within the Framework of Society." This is a great discussion of Mises's view of society and cooperation; Mises on Darwin; the Ricardian Law of Association; the case for treating ideological differences as purely ideological; Mises's utilitarianism as it relates to democracy and […]

  • Human Action Part One with David Gordon
    March 6, 2020 at 2:00 am

    In the second installment of our series on Mises's Human Action, Dr. David Gordon joins the show to walk us through Part One. The beginning of the book is considered its most "philosophical" material, where Mises lays out the basics of praxeology and epistemology as fundamental to understanding economics. Dr. Gordon and host Jeff Deist consider each of the book's first seven chapters, with […]

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