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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 Seven with Tom Woods
    May 8, 2020 at 1:00 am

    We've reached the end of Human Action! Tom Woods joins the podcast to discuss Part Seven, "The Place of Economics in Society," and it's a show you don't want to miss. Woods and host Jeff Deist enjoy an engaging and far-ranging discussion of the book's place in history, Mises's frustration with economics co-opting the methods of physical sciences, and the public's seeming inability to overcome […]

  • Human Action Part Six with Jeff Deist
    May 1, 2020 at 1:00 am

    We continue our survey of Human Action by finishing up Part Six of the book, Mises's analysis of interventionism—or the so-called "third way" between capitalism and socialism. Mises exposes how state intervention in the market economy makes us all poorer, even while it claims to act against poverty and inequality on behalf of social justice. That perverse "justice" takes the form of […]

  • Human Action Part Six with Dr. Peter Klein
    April 24, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Professor Peter Klein from Baylor University joins the show to discuss Part Six of Human Action, where Mises presents his exposition of interventionism in all its manifestations. Mises breaks socialism down into Soviet and German versions; the first purely bureaucratic (state ownership) and the second nominally private but state-directed. He gives us a contrasting definition of laissez-faire, the […]

  • Human Action Part Five with Ryan McMaken
    April 17, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Ryan McMaken, an economist and editor of, joins the show to consider Part Five of Human Action: "Social Cooperation without a Market." This section of the book provides Mises's updated exposition of socialism, the impossible project of substituting 'One Will' for the subjective actions and preferences of everyone in society. Mises gives us the history behind support for socialism, and […]

  • Human Action Part Four with Dr. Mark Thornton
    April 10, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Professor Mark Thornton and Jeff Deist finish Part Four of Human Action with a look at Chapters 21–24 of the book—a powerful exposition of how social cooperation and market exchange create far more harmony in society than state power. Here Mises explains how we all choose labor or leisure every day, and why wages are not the exploitative pittance socialists imagine. Land and rents […]

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