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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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  • Guido Hülsmann on The Ethics of Money Production
    January 15, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Guido Hülsmann's The Ethics of Money Production is a masterclass both on the fundamentals of money and the disastrous moral consequences of monetary "policy." Inflation is not only an economic problem which impoverishes us materially, but a deeply corrosive force in society for individuals. There is no better work to explain the broader implications of central banking which go almost totally […]

  • The Case for Reading Books with Tom Woods
    January 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Tom Woods joins the show for a special year-end show to make the case for becoming a serious reader in 2021! Read Dr. David Gordon's 2020 book reviews at Mises.org/Gordon2020 Find all episodes of the Human Action Podcast at Mises.org/HAPod

  • The Managerial Revolution
    December 23, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Managerialism, not socialism or capitalism, dominated the West in the latter half of the 20th century. Nobody explained this better than James Burnham in his seminal 1941 book The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World. Burnham challenges both Marxist orthodoxy on class (exploitation happens without capitalism) and libertarian orthodoxy on market firms (managerial control overtakes […]

  • The Marginal Revolutionaries
    December 19, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Professor Janek Wasserman's book The Marginal Revolutionaries: How Austrian Economists Fought the War of Ideas, is an entertaining and fascinating account of key players and events in the evolution of Austrian school economics. Jeff Deist details the good, bad, and ugly of the book, written by a left-progressive historian from a critical perspective.  Read Jeff Deist's review at […]

  • When Money Dies
    December 11, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Ryan McMaken joins the show to discuss Adam Fergusson's seminal history of Weimar-era hyperinflation in Germany, When Money Dies. Americans accustomed to the dollar's king status have no idea how quickly and brutally a currency can lose value, especially when war finance distorts the entire structure of a nation's economy.  What follows is sobering: hunger, violence, crime, and degradation. […]

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