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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

  • Rothbard's Anatomy of the State
    April 16, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Ryan McMaken joins the show for a lengthy discussion of Rothbard's brief but devastating essay Anatomy of the State. This book demands that readers understand the stark nature of government, without fairy tales or niceties. It applies the same lens to public and private criminality. It challenges every myth surrounding politics and statecraft, ranging from "the government is us" to judicial […]

  • Allen Mendenhall—Is Intellectualism Dead?
    April 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Allen Mendenhall joins the show to expand last week's discussion on the intellectual state of America. Are we living in a decidedly anti-intellectual age, or has America always been predisposed toward doers over thinkers? Have Americans simply stopped reading books? Have we lost our ability to think deeply, due to the constant distractions of the digital age? And what does the shift away from […]

  • Daniel McCarthy on the Prospects for Fusionism
    March 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Daniel McCarthy joins the show to continue last week's discussion of the rapid breakdown of America's political order, with wokeism rising on the Left and Reaganism dying on the Right. McCarthy gives us his critique of the liberal technocratic order, and makes his case for where libertarians go wrong in their utilitarian and acultural approach. His prescription is for a new fusionism, with a […]

  • Donald Devine on the Enduring Tension
    March 19, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Donald Devine is a legend in Washington, DC conservative circles, where he gained fame wrestling civil service bloat as head of Reagan's Office of Personnel Management. His new book The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order  starts with Schumpter's creative destruction and asks the tough question: can capitalism alone hold America together? Channeling Hayek, Devine argues that markets […]

  • Daniel Lacalle on Freedom or Equality
    March 5, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Our great friend Daniel Lacalle joins the show from Madrid to discuss the post-Covid economy from the framework of his newest book, Freedom or Equality. Real human cooperation happens via markets and property, not government or central bank edicts. Socially beneficial behavior needs the right incentives—without prices and profits, we have no way to measure merit or benefit.  If leaders are […]

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