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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.

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  • Hoppe's Democracy with Stephan Kinsella
    October 23, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Lawyer and libertarian theorist Stephan Kinsella joins the show to discuss the middle chapters of Hoppe's Democracy, The God That Failed—in particular dealing with "desocialization" of collective property, immigration, and free trade. These are the most controversial and widely-discussed parts of the book, and Kinsella provides a fascinating analysis of property vs. wealth, the problems with […]

  • Hoppe's Democracy: The God That Failed
    October 16, 2020 at 1:00 am

    With an ugly presidential election just three weeks away, we dive into Hans Hoppe's classic Democracy: The God That Failed to puncture some of the myths surrounding democracy and voting. Jayant Bhandari joins the show to discuss Hoppe's controversial thesis concerning monarchy and democracy, time preference and its manifestation in the two systems, the forces constraining monarchs, and the […]

  • The Forgotten Hazlitt Book
    October 8, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Most of you know the great journalist Henry Hazlitt for his remarkable Economics in One Lesson. But in this episode, Jeff Deist discusses Hazlitt's virtually unknown 1942 book A New Constitution Now, which is nothing short of a how-to guide for remaking the US constitutional system. Hazlitt was concerned about FDR's third term and what it meant for presidential power, along with what he saw as […]

  • Dr. Saifedean Ammous on His Upcoming Economics Textbook
    September 30, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Professor Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, is in the midst of writing a new textbook titled Principle of Economics. But he's writing it in open-source form: drafting, revising, and sharing the manuscript with his online students as the book is created. And unlike most lousy college economics textbooks, his offering is rooted in Austrian theory and contains numerous references to […]

  • Man, Economy, and State: The Finale
    September 11, 2020 at 1:00 am

    We have reached the end of Murray Rothbard's definitive treatise Man, Economy, and State!  Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show to wrap up the final chapters—labeled separately as Power and Market—showing Rothbard's economic analysis of government interventions. Newman and Jeff Deist discuss this quintessentially Rothbardian treatment of everything from price controls to taxes to subsidies to […]

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