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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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  • Joe Salerno on Rothbard's History of Economic Thought
    October 19, 2021 at 1:00 am

    We wrap up our look at Murray Rothbard's sprawling two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with Dr. Joe Salerno, Rothbard's friend and colleague. This show covers the second volume exclusively, starting with the Frenchman JB Say and working through Ricardo, the British Currency School, John Stuart Mill, and finally Karl Marx. Salerno has penetrating insights about […]

  • Rothbard and Adam Smith
    October 8, 2021 at 1:00 am

    We continue our look at Murray Rothbard's two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with a show focused on Adam Smith. Rothbard attacked him mercilessly as a plagiarist who set economic theory back decades with his muddled views on value and price. But was this criticism justified, or was Smith actually an early and valiant proponent of laissez-faire? Our guest Hunter […]

  • Rothbard's History of Economic Thought from Greeks to Physiocrats
    October 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Was Adam Smith the founder of modern economics? Not so, says Murray Rothbard in his staggering two-volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Dr. Patrick Newman joins the show for a look at Rothbard's treatment of economics before Smith—from the Ancient Greeks all the way to the Scottish Enlightenment—and his take no prisoners revisionist approach. Jeff Deist and Dr. […]

  • Dr. Patrick Newman Introduces Rothbard's History of Economic Thought
    September 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Just a few years prior to his death, Murray Rothbard started one of his most ambitious writing projects: a full-fledged, three volume history of economic thought from a uniquely Austrian perspective. Unfortunately he never wrote the third volume, intended to span the post-Marx marginal revolution all the way through the mid-20th century. But the two existing volumes, over 1000 pages, start with […]

  • Murray Sabrin's New Book on Escaping Medical Fascism
    September 10, 2021 at 1:00 am

    On the heels of Biden's vaccine mandate announcement, Dr. Murray Sabrin joins the show to discuss his new book on escaping the state's medical fascism. Universal Medical Care from Conception to End of Life lays out the sobering reality of our unsustainable "health care" system. It explains the ruinous policies which changed doctors from respected guardians of patients to functionaries for […]

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