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Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises was a notable economist and social philosopher. Von Mises was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary. Early on, von Mises was particularly interested in history and politics. After graduation, in 1900, he therefore began to study at the department of law and government science at the University of Vienna.

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"Liberty and Property"
"Recollections from the University of Vienna"
"Socialism versus Free Market Exchange"


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David Stockman: Against Crony Capitalism, Part 1


Fri, May 01, 2015


David Stockman is our guest this week in the first of a two-part interview. He is also speaking at our Mises Circle event in Stamford, Connecticut, next week, along with Jim Grant and Judge Andrew Napolitano (watch for free at Mises.org/Live). Stockman was a congressman, Ronald Reagan’s budget director, and a private equity fund manager who saw the devastation brought to American companies by an economy built on cheap debt instead of real productivity. His book The Great Deformation is a tour de force exposĂ© of crony capitalism, an indictment of Treasury Department and Federal Reserve bailouts following the crash of 2008, and one of the most important books on crony capitalism ever written. His Contra Corner website is a daily must-read for anyone interested in the truth about our rigged economy.

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Self-Interest Is Not Selfishness


Wed, Apr 29, 2015


When Mother Teresa used her Nobel Prize money to fund services for the poor, she was exhibiting "self-interest," but not selfishness. Like virtually everyone else, she used her property to achieve an end she valued, but which benefited others as well, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Skyscraper Index


Tue, Apr 28, 2015


Interviewed by host Jack Thompson, Mark Thornton discusses discusses his work on what is known as "The Skyscraper Index," which posits that each time the world's largest skyscraper is built, an economic crisis follows.

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Joe Salerno: Austrian Economics and Crony Academia, Part 2


Fri, Apr 24, 2015


In this second installment of a two-part interview, Jeff Deist and Joseph T. Salerno discuss the health and vitality of the Austrian school. Joe also provides great insights into the state of academia, whether it's wise for libertarians to pursue a PhD., and the tactical advantage of targeting intelligent laypeople.

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Why Is the Fed Punishing My Parents?


Wed, Apr 22, 2015


Thanks to the central bank, those who worked hard and "played by the rules" all their lives now face an uncertain future as inflation chips away at their savings and threatens their financial stability, writes Shawn Ritenour.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation


Wed, Apr 22, 2015


When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well, writes Julian Adorney.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Joe Salerno: Austrian Economics and Crony Academia, Part 1


Thu, Apr 16, 2015


In this first installment of a two-part interview, Jeff Deist and Joseph T. Salerno discuss the health and vitality of the Austrian school, the impact of the South Royalton conference, Joe's relationship with and memories of Rothbard, and why so many factions seem to persist within Austrian economics. Joe also gives some great insights into the state of academia, whether it's wise for libertarians to pursue a PhD, and the tactical advantage of targeting intelligent laypeople.

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Brazil: Victim of Vulgar Keynesianism


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Brazil's government has long been devoted to the idea that more government spending will create more economic prosperity. For a time, it seemed to work, but now reality and disillusionment have set in, writes Antony Mueller.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Money and the Development of Human Society: From Barter to Bitcoin


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

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War and the Government Control of Money


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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Inflation and Business Cycles


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 10 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

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Jeff Deist: A Free Market in Money?


Fri, Apr 10, 2015


Jeff Deist challenges some assumptions about money: where it comes from, and whether it has to be provided by governments or by central banks.

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The "Natural Interest Rate" Is Always Positive and Cannot Be Negative


Thu, Apr 09, 2015


We're now in the world of negative interest rates, and Mises’s insights about human action are the key to understanding the implications of this, and in understanding the impossibility of a negative “natural” or “originary” interest rate, writes Thorsten Polleit.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Judge Napolitano on Self-Ownership and 'National Defense


Thu, Apr 09, 2015


Natural rights are fundamentally different from goods and services. Judge Napolitano explains in his new book how the acquisition of a mere service — security — cannot be based on the destruction of rights, which cannot be traded away, writes David Gordon.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Death and Taxes in the Netflix Series


Mon, Apr 06, 2015


The new Netflix series Marco Polo might have descended into a forgettable story of palace intrigue, but it fortunately explores far more interesting themes of family, loyalty, and how the state demands everyone sell out his values a little more every day, writes Ryan McMaken.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Fed and the Filthy Rich: An Interview with Mark Thornton


Thu, Apr 02, 2015


Interviewed by host Phil Pepin, Mark Thornton discusses the fed's role in the 2007 crash, the fed's special treatment of banks, and the effect of the fed's hold on interest rates.

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Adam Vass Gal: How the State Destroys the Poor


Thu, Apr 02, 2015


Our guest this week is Adam Vass Gal, a recent speaker at our research conference in Auburn. Adam has degrees in economics and finance, and works as an investment advisor for the Oakley group while teaching as an adjunct professor at Belmont University in Nashville.Adam has written a provocative new book entitled Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor, and it takes an unabashed look at the cultural aspects of why people are poor, and why they stay poor. As you might imagine, Adam concludes that the State is a villain rather than a champion of the downtrodden.Adam addresses the issue of poverty not only from the perspective of an Austrian economist, but also based on his experiences as a volunteer in the Big Brothers/Big Sister program. Adam's message: culture matters, and the State destroys culture.

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Paul-Martin Foss: From Ron Paul's Office to the Carl Menger Center


Fri, Mar 27, 2015


Jeff Deist and Paul-Martin Foss discuss Ron Paul's years fighting the Federal Reserve, why Carl Menger still matters, and why the Beltway types are wrong when they want to tinker with—rather than end—the Fed.

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William Boyes: From Mainstream Academia to Unrepentant Rothbardian


Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Our show this weekend features William Boyes, Director of Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. Boyes was in Auburn last week presenting a keynote speech at our Austrian Economics Research Conference. In his talk, Boyes gives the perspective of someone who has been a Keynesian in mainstream academia, but who is now a dedicated Austrian.

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Foreword to


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


The Foreword to A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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Introduction to


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


In the introduction to his A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline, Hoppe outlines his goal of contributing to the old tradition of grand social theory and render the long course of human history from its very beginnings to the present age more intelligible. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.1. The Setting: History


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Hoppe begins human history only 50,000 years ago, when “anatomically modern man” had evolved into “behaviorally modern man.” This is an eminently reasonable starting point, too. From Chapter 1, "On the Origin of Private Property and the Family". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.3. The Solution: Theory and History


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


The technological invention that solved (at least temporarily) the problem of a steadily emerging and re-emerging “excess” of population and the attendant fall of average living standards was a revolutionary change in the entire mode of production. From Chapter 1, "On the Origin of Private Property and the Family". Narrated by Millian Quinteros. 

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1.2. The Problem: Theory


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


At some point in time the landmass available to help satisfy human needs could no longer be enlarged. In economic jargon, the supply of the production factor “land” became fixed, and every increase in the size of the human population had to be sustained by the same, unchanged quantity of land. From Chapter 1, "On the Origin of Private Property and the Family". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.1. Economic Theory


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


For economic theory the question of how to increase wealth and get rich has a straightforward answer. From Chapter 2, "From The Malthusian Trap To the Industrial Revolution: Reflections on Social Evolution". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.2. Economic History: The Problem


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Throughout most of human history, the iron law of wages held sway. From Chapter 2, "From The Malthusian Trap To the Industrial Revolution: Reflections on Social Evolution". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.3. History Explained


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Why did it take so long until we gave up a hunter-gatherer existence in favor of an existence as agricultural settlers? And why did it take more than another 10,000 years until mankind’s seemingly final escape from the Malthusian trap? From Chapter 2, "From The Malthusian Trap To the Industrial Revolution: Reflections on Social Evolution". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.4. Implications and Outlook


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Just as the Industrial Revolution and the attendant escape from the Malthusian trap was by no means a necessary development in human history, so its success and achievements are also not irreversible. From Chapter 2, "From The Malthusian Trap To the Industrial Revolution: Reflections on Social Evolution". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3. From Aristocracy To Monarchy To Democracy


Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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Patrick Byrne: Entrepreneurship, Austrian Economics, and the Cryptorevolution


Sat, Mar 14, 2015


Our show this weekend features Patrick Byrne, the Chairman and CEO of Overstock.com. Patrick was here at our Auburn campus this past week presenting a keynote speech at our Austrian Economics Research Conference. His talk focuses on institutional design—how entrepreneurs ought to operate. Patrick also discusses Bitcoin technology and the entrepreneurial opportunities behind the Blockchain, itself. What Patrick is cooking-up could revolutionize the financial markets in the form of a peer-to-peer trading system that could actually replace Wall Street.

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On Man, Nature, Truth, and Justice


Sat, Mar 14, 2015


The Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, sponsored by James Walker. Recorded at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 14 March 2015. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.

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When I Was Six


Sat, Mar 14, 2015


The Murray N. Rothbard Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Helio BeltrĂŁo. Recorded at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 14 March 2015. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.

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Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Adam Vass Gall discusses his recent book: Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor (Vernon Press, 2015).

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Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Jason Jewell discusses a recent book in which his writing is featured: Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views edited by Vic McCracken (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).

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On Banks’ Decision for Restructuring


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, David Rapp discusses his recent book, Zur Sanierungs- und Reorganisationsentscheidung von Kreditinstituten [On Banks’ Decision for Restructuring] (Springer Gabler, 2014).

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Social Insecurity


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Laurence Vance discusses his recent book, Social Insecurity (Vance Publications, 2013).

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New Translations of


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Peter Klein discusses some new translations of his book, The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur (Mises Institute, 2010).

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The Missing Element in Modern Economics


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


The Lou Church Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Lou Church Foundation. Recorded at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 12 March 2015.

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Government Barriers to Economic Growth


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


The Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, sponsored by James M. Rodney. Recorded at the Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 12 March 2015. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.

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The Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics


Thu, Mar 12, 2015


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2015 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Roger Garrison discusses his recent book, co-edited with the late Norman Barry: The Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).

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There’s No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom


Mon, Mar 09, 2015


Many have tried to create a division between "political freedom" and "economic freedom." But all freedoms ultimately depend on economic freedom, and our view of economic exchange dictates our view of politics, writes Patrick Barron.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Mark Thornton: The Skyscraper Curse


Fri, Mar 06, 2015


This weekend, we feature our own Senior Fellow Mark Thornton in an appearance on Paul Molloy’s "Freedom Works" radio show.Mark is known for his work on the Skyscraper Index Model, which can help us understand why booms are followed by busts, why malinvestment is inevitable in an era of artificial interest rates, and how central banks cause so much harm.Building booms—especially in the context of big city skyscrapers—can be clear signs of dangerous bubbles and hubris. It’s no coincidence that the Empire State Building was built on the cusp of the Great Depression, and Moscow’s empty new financial center is an eerie reminder that phony growth can end very quickly. With huge mega-towers planned for China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, among others, the “skyscraper curse” may strike again.

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Five Steps to Fixing Greece’s Debt Problem


Wed, Mar 04, 2015


The Europeans have decided to limit funding and credit extended to the Greeks. This puts the Greek financial system under pressure, but there are free-market solutions that could set the Greeks on the path to a sound economy, writes Frank Hollenbeck.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Yes, Minimum Wages Still Increase Unemployment


Mon, Mar 02, 2015


In recent years, some economists, contrary to long-established and widely-accepted economic theory, have been claiming that increases in the minimum wage do not increase unemployment. But both logic and the data say otherwise, writes Andrew Syrios.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Jay Taylor: Austrian Economics and the Next (Bigger) Crash


Fri, Feb 27, 2015


Jeff Deist and Jay Taylor, host of Taylor’s Hard Money Advisers, discuss the role of Austrian economics in understanding the market crash of 2008; and how some institutional investors used Austrian theory to get very rich shorting that crash. If you are interested in markets, business cycle theory, and what Austrian theory has to say about the even bigger bubble created by the Fed since 2008, you will enjoy this episode.

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How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism


Thu, Feb 26, 2015


Government likes to put out lots of data showing things like income and employment for huge numbers of people. The problem is, this tells us almost nothing about how real-life people are hurt or helped by government intervention, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Ending the War on Drugs


Sat, Feb 21, 2015


This lecture was presented to the Auburn University Economics Club at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 18 February 2015.

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John O'Donnell: Austrian Economics Applied


Fri, Feb 20, 2015


People accuse Austrian economics of being overly theoretical—but our guest John O’Donnell proves them wrong. He’s applied Austrian economics consistently over his long career both as a successful investment banker and the CEO of several public companies.John met Murray Rothbard in the 1970s, and everything changed. He became a thorough Rothbardian and a dedicated libertarian—not to mention a close friend of hard money stalwarts like Doug Casey and Harry Browne.You’ll enjoy hearing his memories of how Murray owned a room, how Murray’s incredible sense of humor was matched by his sheer endurance for late nights, how measuring investment returns in fiat currency is nonsensical, and how Wharton, Harvard, and the London School of Economics produce so many clueless Keynesian MBAs.

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy


Tue, Feb 17, 2015


Hans-Hermann Hoppe shows the evolution of government away from aristocracy, through monarchy, and toward the corruption and irresponsibility of democracy—a long march toward today's leviathan state. There is hope for liberty, but reversing the tide will not be easy. Radical decentralization and secession, Hoppe posits, are the last best way forward. This eye-opening monograph is ideal for sharing with friends. It will revolutionize the way you view society and the state.Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio essay is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.

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How Truly Free Markets Help the Poor


Sat, Feb 14, 2015


Free markets have provided an abundance of goods and comforts for even low-income households. But constant government intervention in the work, lives, and incomes of the poor continues to create many barriers to economic success, writes Ryan McMaken.See here, here, and here for more information on how the minimum wage makes low skilled workers legally unemployable.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Peter Klein: The Net Neutrality Lie


Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Jeff Deist and Peter G. Klein discuss the "Net Neutrality" scam, the debunked monopoly and antitrust arguments, and how the internet would work in a world of truly unregulated entrepreneurship.

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Say's Law with Mark Thornton


Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Interviewed by host John O’Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses Say's Law and how Keynesian economics still disputes it today. They also discuss 2015 capital market forecasts, and why quantitative easing is not working in Japan, Europe, and the USA.

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Diminishing Economic Growth: Is the Fed to Blame?


Fri, Feb 13, 2015


In this interview, Mark Thornton talks to host Scott Horton about how we are much better off without the fed, and how QE monetary policy is causing the global economy to contract. 

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Increasing Inflation: Bad Business


Mon, Feb 09, 2015


Interviewed by host Dawn J. Bennet, Mark Thornton discusses how the recent sever of most foreign currency affects the dollar, why Janet Yellen’s only bluffing about raising rates, and why Americans need to pay closer attention to the recent election in Greece.

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Prohibition Economics


Fri, Feb 06, 2015


Interviewed by host Russ Belville, Mark Thornton discusses the future of marijuana economics, as legalization unfolds nationwide.

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The Austrian School: The History, The Principles, and How It Got Its Name


Fri, Feb 06, 2015


In this informative interview, Mark Thornton details how Carl Menger started the Austrian school of economics, and the possible Greek and Roman philosophical roots the school observes. Dr. Thornton and host Frank Conway also discuss the important limitations to Austrian economic thinking, how von Mises’ papers got in the hands of Nazi Germany and then the Soviets, and the different economic perspectives and predictions of Ludwig von Mises and Irving Fischer.

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The Folly of 1845: Texas and the Evils of Annexation


Thu, Feb 05, 2015


The opposite of secession is annexation wherein governments extend their monopolies over a greater territory. Just as secession naturally limits the power of states, annexation extends it, and should be opposed, writes Ryan McMaken.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Glenn Jacobs: The Libertarian Superstar of Professional Wrestling


Thu, Feb 05, 2015


Glenn Jacobs, also known as WWE superstar "Kane", is our guest this week. He's not only a tremendous performer and athlete, but also tremendous intellectual, a voracious reader, a dedicated Rothbardian, and a great friend of the Mises Institute.Glenn explains his journey to libertarianism and Austrian economics, how he joined the Ron Paul revolution, how he handles the business end of professional wrestling, and how he stays fit for his demanding role as Kane.

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How Government Helped Create the Coming Doctor Shortage


Tue, Feb 03, 2015


If we want to lower the cost of health care, we should seek to increase the availability of health care services, including increases in trained medical personnel. Government, however, acts repeatedly to prevent the entry of more doctors into the marketplace, writes Logan Albright.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Europe Joins the QE Party


Sat, Jan 31, 2015


The European Central Bank is ramping up its easy-money policies in an effort to spur inflation, which it hopes will improve the economy. The wealthy and powerful will benefit from this, but most everyone else is in big trouble, writes Frank Hollenbeck.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice


Thu, Jan 29, 2015


Our daily lives are determined by our choices as individual economic actors. When governments intervene in our personal economics, they intervene in our personal preferences and choices, writes Hunter Hastings.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Dan Mitchell: The Immoral US Tax Regime


Thu, Jan 29, 2015


Daniel J. Mitchell is a PhD economist and the Cato Institute’s resident tax expert. He’s also a great defender, on moral grounds, of so-called tax havens—which are nothing more than sovereign foreign countries that dare to have lower tax rates than Uncle Sam prefers.Taxes sounds like a boring subject, but Dan brings great energy and passion to the discussion: he tells us why the US “worldwide” tax regime violates the basic human right not to be hounded by a country in which you neither live nor have income, why Burger King was right to move its corporate headquarters out of the US, why greedy politicians hate tax competition, and why invasive laws like FATCA should scare anyone who cares about privacy.

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The End of Bubble Blowing?


Tue, Jan 27, 2015


In this fascinating interview, Mark Thornton explains how the Austrian business cycle predicted the housing bubble, and how those cashing in on it criticized him until the bubble burst. Dr. Thornton and host Justin Mohr also discuss the US economy and how it isn't recovering, how bubble blowing from the fed might end, and the increasingly popular topic of low oil prices.

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There is No Free Market in America | Part One


Mon, Jan 26, 2015


Interviewed by host Elijah Johnson, Mark Thornton explains how the Austrian view of economics contrasts with the mainstream view, how you cannot have a truly free market without sound money, and how competing currencies could benefit our economy now.This is part one of a two part interview.

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Jeff Deist: Secession Begins at Home


Sat, Jan 24, 2015


Jeff Deist presented this talk at the 2015 Mises Circle in Houston: "Breaking Away: The Case for Secession". He makes the case that secession starts at home with the individual.

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How Greek Default May Still Unravel the EU


Fri, Jan 23, 2015


The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts, writes Frank Hollenbeck.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Calamity of the Federal Reserve


Sun, Jan 18, 2015


Interviewed by Solidus.Center founder Seth Mason, Mark Thornton and Walter Block discuss the history of the Fed, how it harms the average American, and how the monetary system would function if it were abolished.

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The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession


Fri, Jan 16, 2015


The homeownership rate is now back where it was forty years ago. So what did all that federally-subsidized homebuying over the past decade accomplish? There was a lot of malinvestment, and a lot of politically-favored interest groups that got richer, writes Ryan McMaken.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Bait and Switch: "Economic Development" in the States


Thu, Jan 15, 2015


States could attract more businesses and jobs by lowering taxes and making government smaller. But since governments hate cutting taxes and regulations, they instead choose to lure new firms with temporary tax breaks and special favors, writes Jeff Scribner.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Martin Armstrong: The Forecaster


Thu, Jan 15, 2015


Martin Armstrong is one of the most famous economic forecasters alive, but you wouldn’t know it after the whitewashing job he’s suffered at the hands of the federal government and the mainstream financial press. The man who in the 1980s and 90s had central bankers and politicians calling him for advice is now scrubbed from the memory banks of sites like Bloomberg.com.He’s famous—or infamous—for having predicted the October 1987 Black Monday crash to the very day. He also called the Nikkei stock market collapse in 1989 and the Russian financial collapse in 1998. And he hasn’t lost his touch, outfoxing hedge fund managers by predicting last week’s Swiss National Bank decision to abandon its peg to the euro.Martin is not an Austrian by any stretch, relying on complex mathematical and historical models rather than economic theory. But he is strongly anti-state, anti-central bank, and quick to criticize Keynesian orthodoxy.Martin spent more than a decade in a government cage after being prosecuted by the SEC, including seven years for the non-crime of contempt of court. His story—both as a forecaster and a stubborn thorn in the side of federal prosecutors—will be told in an upcoming documentary. It’s a story you won’t want to miss.

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Legal Pot's First Birthday in Colorado


Wed, Jan 14, 2015


Interviewed by host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses the positive results of marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. He also discusses his recent Mises Daily, "The Sky Is Not Falling: Legal Pot Turns One in Colorado".

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Connor Boyack: Raising Libertarian Kids


Fri, Jan 09, 2015


This weekend we depart from our usual topics of money and Austrian economics to welcome Connor Boyack, the author of two brilliant libertarian books for children: one based on Bastiat’s famous essay "The Law", and one based on Leonard Read’s great essay on market cooperation, "I, Pencil".Connor has some great insights about how we can inoculate kids against the disease of government propaganda. Even in a deeply statist society, Connor believes we can raise happy, productive, responsible young people who are knowledgeable about liberty, property, economics, and personal finance.Whether you’re a parent now, hope to be a parent someday, or are perfectly happy not having kids, we all have an enormous interest in winning the hearts and minds of younger generations for liberty.

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Voluntary Exchange vs. Government Mandates


Wed, Jan 07, 2015


True welfare and value can only be achieved through exchange when it is fully voluntary. When the state intervenes to "improve" trade, it destroys value, all the government stats notwithstanding, writes Patrick Barron.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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The "Dog-Eat-Dog" Delusion


Sat, Jan 03, 2015


Opponents of free markets sometimes describe market competition of dog-eat-dog, but that metaphor has nothing to do with markets and everything to do with politics and war, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Our #1 Show of 2014!


Fri, Jan 02, 2015


Looking back on our first year of Mises Weekends, we decided to check the numbers and run the program with the highest ratings as we close out 2014. So based on analytics from YouTube, iTunesU, and Stitcher, the #1 show of the year is none other than Patrick Barron in a two-part interview on the end of US dollar supremacy.Recorded in October, Patrick and Jeff discuss how the dollar became the world’s reserve currency after Bretton Woods, the dollar’s evolution as a weapon of mass US imperialism, and how its inevitable decline will have horrific consequences for those nations—and individuals—not prepared for it.We’d love to know what guests you’d like to hear—and what questions you’d like asked—on Mises Weekends in 2015. Let us know via twitter @mises_media, or by emailing weekends@mises.org.

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Has the Oil Bubble Popped?


Fri, Jan 02, 2015


Interviewed by Albert Lu, host of the Power & Market Report, Mark Thornton talks about the collapse in oil prices.

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Financial Markets and Collegiate Sports


Fri, Jan 02, 2015


Interviewed by host John O'Donnell, Peter Klein discusses the economics of sports business and the role that crony capitalism plays in professional and quasi-professional sports, plus what 2015 may hold for markets.

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Marijuana Legalization: Good or Bad?


Fri, Jan 02, 2015


Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton discusses the relation between oil prices and the world economy, and how Colorado’s first year of marijuana legalization proves that ending drug prohibition doesn’t mean criminals and teenagers will run wild in the streets.

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Foreword to


Wed, Dec 31, 2014


Foreword to Richard Cantillon's An Essay on Economic Theory.  Mark Thornton and Chantal Saucier have accomplished the arduous task of bringing forth a new and improved translation of Cantillon’s famous work. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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Introduction to


Wed, Dec 31, 2014


Introduction to Richard Cantillon's An Essay on Economic Theory. Cantillon deals with a wide variety of fundamental and philosophical issues such as the nature of property, the distribution of income, the origin of money, and the role of government. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.1. Wealth


Wed, Dec 31, 2014


Cantillon defines wealth as the consumption goods produced by land and labor. This contrasted with the Mercantilists who thought money was wealth.From Part 1: "Production, Distribution, and Consumption". Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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Switching to Sound Money Before it's too Late


Tue, Dec 30, 2014


Interviewed by host John O'Donnell, Patrick Barron discusses how switching to sound money could change the global economy for the better.

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David Gordon: Thinkers Who Challenged the State


Wed, Dec 24, 2014


This weekend we’re pleased to feature a talk by David Gordon from our recent Mises Circle event in California. In less than 20 minutes David takes us through a compelling survey of Plato, Aristotle, Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium, Frenchman Frederic Bastiat, and into the 20th century with Franz Oppenheimer and Albert Jay Nock. In doing so David demonstrates that the fundamental question of whether society requires a coercive monopoly has been considered throughout the history of human affairs. If you want to better understand the historical underpinnings of Rothbardian and Hoppean anarcho-capitalism, you will especially enjoy this talk.

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North Korea: From Hermit Kingdom to Merchant Kingdom?


Wed, Dec 24, 2014


North Korea is one of the most heavily sanctioned regimes on earth, but in the midst of a new and young generation of North Koreans adept at using black markets, it’s clear that trade with North Korea must be embraced, writes J. Wiltz.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Private Volunteers Step In Where Police Are AWOL


Tue, Dec 23, 2014


Where police fail, as at Ferguson and in Detroit, private firms and volunteers have stepped in. And yet the state continues to claim that its employed enforcers are a thin blue line between order and chaos, writes Julian Adorney.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Stalemate, Crisis, and the Triumph of the Modern State


Fri, Dec 19, 2014


One hundred years ago, the combatants of World War One fought themselves to a standstill. The warring regimes then used the opportunity to clamp down on internal dissent and a host of other liberties, writes T. Hunt Tooley.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act


Fri, Dec 19, 2014


Interviewed by host Paul Molloy on the Freedom Works radio program, Mark Thornton discusses how the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act impacted the American public and shaped the 'War on Drugs' we know today.

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Peter St. Onge: "Moneyness" in a Digital Age


Fri, Dec 19, 2014


Jeff Deist and Peter St. Onge discuss some of the fundamental questions about money in this electronic age. What do Menger and Mises tell us about the origins of money? How do we define it? What's the difference between "money" and a "medium of exchange"? And, was Hayek right about degrees of "moneyness"?

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All I Want for Christmas is a (Real) Government Shutdown


Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Those who voted for the omnibus to avoid a shutdown fail to grasp that the consequences of blindly expanding government are far worse than the consequences of a temporary government shutdown, writes Ron Paul.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Is There Limit to China's Purchasing Power?


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


Interviewed by Marina Dzhashi on the Agree or Disagree radio program, Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute and Vladimir Rojankovsky, head of research at Nord Capital, debate China’s purchasing power.

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Bob Murphy: The Case for Private Defense


Fri, Dec 12, 2014


Recent events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri and the choking death of Eric Garner have brought police misconduct to the forefront. Libertarians rightfully point out that police (unlike private actors) are largely immune from criminal prosecution, civil liability, or even losing their jobs. And because police forces obviously are not subject to market discipline, the incentives are all wrong: the worse crime gets, the more their budgets grow. But the mainstream media fail to understand that police are merely the visible business end of the state: it’s the state itself that’s out of control, and abusive police are but one symptom of this larger problem.Since neither Left nor Right have a serious answer to police malfeasance, we asked the inimitable Bob Murphy to join us and make sense of how private defense agencies might work in an anarcho-capitalist society.What do Rothbard and Hoppe have to say about this? How would an insurance model compare to the state’s growth model? And how do we overcome common objections by those who insist that government must have a monopoly over the use of force?

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Michael Oliver: Rothbard vs. Rand—Can Anarcho-Capitalism and Objectivism Be Reconciled?


Fri, Dec 05, 2014


This weekend Jeff Deist welcomes Michael Oliver, and if you like debating Rothbard vs. Rand — or anarcho-capitalism vs. limited government — you’ll really enjoy our show. Michael witnessed the beginning of the modern anarcho-capitalism movement, meeting Rothbard in the early 1970s and writing a graduate thesis based on Murray’s provocative descriptive term for a libertarian society.That thesis became a book entitled The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism. But Oliver was also a dedicated Objectivist, and thus his book attempted to reconcile Rothbardian thought with the work of Ayn Rand — even in presumably thorny areas like natural law, private defense, and pure anarchism. The results are fascinating and provocative.

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Politicians to Business Owners: Drop Dead


Thu, Dec 04, 2014


It's become common for populists to claim that what's good for businesses is bad for workers. It remains unclear, however, where all those workers are supposed to find jobs, writes Peter St. Onge.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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3.3. Further Explanations on the Nature of Exchanges


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Exchange rates are explained as a function of the balance of trade and other factors. A trade deficit can cause your money to exchange below par, while a trade surplus will cause it to exchange above par. In fact, the exchange rate, above and below par, is an indicator of the general balance of trade in a country. An attempt to prohibit the export of gold necessary to pay for deficits only hurts the economy.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.4. Market Towns


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Entrepreneurs establish markets in centrally located villages which provide the necessary conditions under which prices are established between supply and demand. The size of the market town depends on the size of the economy it serves.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.2. On Bills of Exchanges and their Nature


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


There is an expense associated with transporting money based on the distance, risks, and other transaction costs. Bills of Exchange are a type of contract that can reduce this cost by avoiding shipments that are offsetting between two locations. When money must be sent, bankers charge a fee for arranging the shipment and providing their customers with a bill of exchange, or check, that can be drawn or cashed at a correspondent bank where the money is sent. When the exchange rate is above par, it indicates a balance of payments deficit, and when the exchange rate is below par, it indicates a balance of payments surplus.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.17. Metals and Money, and especially of Gold and Silver


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Gold and silver were highly valued before they were used as money. They hold many advantages over other goods such as durability, divisibility, transportability, and homogeneity. These are the reasons which led gold, silver, and copper to be chosen as money, not “fancy” or common consent. When princes debase money or issue imaginary money, they hurt the economy.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.1. Foreign Trade


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Here the circular-flow economy is extended to international trade. Instead of barter or exchange with money, Cantillon explains how international trade takes place on the basis of bills of exchange. He showsthat a state which accumulates money will enjoy a temporary gain in international trade, but that states where manufacturing industries develop will enjoy a higher standard of living. The only clear exception Cantillon makes to free trade is his famous endorsement of the English Navigation Acts, where domestic shipping is protected, not in its own right, but to provide ships and sailors during wartime.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.14. The Desires, Fashions, and Ways of Life of the Prince, and especially of the Property Owners, Determine the Use to which Land is put in a State, and Cause the Variations in the Market Prices of all Things


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Cantillon constructs a model of the isolated estate or closed economy where the choices of property owners determine outputs and prices, regardless if they manage the isolated estate or lease it to farmers. Mistakes of the farmers or changes in demand by the property owners cause changes in prices, profits and losses, which drive the economy back to equilibrium. The result is that the price system directs resources to the same outcome as that provided by the direct management of the estate owner, ala Adam Smith’s use of the “invisible hand” in the Wealth of Nations.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.9. Interest on Money and its Causes


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Interest is established in the market by lenders and borrowers and the interest rate on a particular loan is determined by the risk of default. A loan is repaid from the income generated from capital investments and the interest paid is equivalent to the profits of fully capitalized enterprises. Small entrepreneurs pay high rates whether they borrow cash or purchase goods to be paid at a later date, based on risk and their propensity to spend beyond their means.Thereby, interest rates on loans are connected with an individual’s time preference.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.12. All Classes and Individuals in a State Subsist or Grow Rich at the Expense of the Property Owners


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Cantillon develops a circular-flow model of the economy that shows the distribution of farm production between property owners, farmers, and workers. Farm production is exchanged for the goods and services produced in the cities by entrepreneurs and artisans. While the property owners are “independent,” the model demonstrates the mutual interdependence between all the classes of people that Adam Smith dubbed the “invisible hand” in The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759).From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.7. Continuation of the same subject


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


When there is an increase in the quantity of money, prices will increase depending on how the new money holders decide to spend their money. The price changes will also be affected by such things as regulations on trade and the perishability of the products that are traded. In other words the simple quantity theory of money is naĂŻve in proposing that a doubling of the quantity of money would double all prices equally. Changes in the quantity of money will change relative prices and have real effects on the economy, a phenomenon now known as the Cantillon Effects.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.10. The Price and Intrinsic Value of a Thing, in General, is the Measurement of the Land and Labor, which enter into its Production


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Intrinsic value can be measured by the quantity of land and laborers, taking into account the quality of land and labor. Some goods are produced almost entirely with land, others solely from labor. In the garden example, intrinsic value is both the direct expenses of the garden and the foregone value of land. Intrinsic value of a choice never changes, but market prices vary according to demand. Cantillon’s construction of “intrinsic value” should therefore be understood as the concept of opportunity cost, not the essential nature of a thing.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.5. The inequality of the circulation of hard money in a State


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Rural France was impoverished because commodities had to be sent to the capital and major cities to pay taxes to the state and rents to the property owners living there. It is argued here that if factories were permitted in rural areas, basic commodities could be turned into goods, which could then be sent to the cities at a much lower transport cost. This would save resources in transportation and benefit both rural populations and property owners.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.4. Further Reflection on the Rapidity or Slowness of the Circulation of Money in Exchange


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Large transactions can be accomplished with the use of bills of exchange or barter, which reduces the demand for money. Ordinary transactions by people require actual coin money in circulation. A variety of factors, therefore, affect the flow of money in circulation and this in turn affects the amount of money in circulation.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.15. The Increase and Decrease of the Number of People in a State chiefly Depends on the Taste, the Fashions, and the Ways of Life of the Property Owners


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Population is based on the tastes and choices of property owners. Early versions of the Malthusian approach to population growth—that it follows some mathematical formula—are criticized. This chapter also shows that the opulence and lavish spending of the prince and absentee landlords living far from their lands was responsible for the poverty and declining population of France, which ultimately led to the French Revolution.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.3. The Circulation of Money


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Farm production produces three rents, one of which sustains the farm workers, while the other two can be sold at wholesale to entrepreneurs who in turn provide property owners and farmers with goods and merchandise. This is the circular flow model of the economy. Money facilitates the flow and timing of rent payments (i.e., “velocity”) and the rate of the monetary flow determines the ratio between the quantity of money and the value of annual production. This model is then used to explain the implications of international trade.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.2. Human Societies


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


All human societies are based on a system of property rights. The distribution of rights will necessarily be unequal, and the use to which property is put will be dependent on the tastes of the owners.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.2. Market Prices


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Market prices are determined by the bargaining between suppliers and demanders. Price determination by supply and demand is illustrated with a thought experiment that uses a fixed quantity of a perishable product (i.e., green peas) and known maximum valuations of consumers.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.3. Villages


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


In this first of four chapters on economic geography and location theory, Cantillon explains that settlements are based on the requirements of production, especially the quantity of labor, and the extent of the specialization and division of labor.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.10. The Causes of Increases and Decreases of the Interest Rate on Money in a State


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The interest rate is determined by the supply and demand for loanable funds, not the supply of money. Savings and frugality decrease the interest rate while lavish spending increases it. War increases the interest rate, peace decreases it. Paying off the national debt decreases the interest rate. A positive balance of trade decreases the interest rate, but the government cannot effectively lower the interest by a usury law. The interest rate is a critical factor in the valuation of assets such as land.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.5. Cities


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Cities form at sites where large property owners have decided to live. Specialization of labor expands to meet the demands of the wealthy. Cities grow even larger when manufacturing industries produce for export, and whose workers are essentially supported by the production of foreign lands. Cantillon placed a great deal of emphasis on transportation costs. He found that property owners who lived far from their lands would experience a reduction in income proportional to the cost of transporting their production to market.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.11. The Par Value or Ratio between the Value of Land and Labor


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


William Petty set off the search for a par value between land and labor. Cantillon provides a theoretical answer (referenced in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations) that property owners must provide their labor with the production of at least twice the land necessary to sustain the worker in order that enough children are raised to maintain the workforce over time. The amount of land will actually vary from job to job, person to person, and among different countries and societies. Therefore, the practical circumstances of the world dictate that there is no such “par” value between land and labor, only money— a “most certain measure”—can be used for income measurements and comparisons.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.1. Barter


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Because the opportunity cost of a good cannot be fixed, it is impossible to know the proper exchange ratios for barter. This problem is overcome in the market by using commodities that have marketable characteristics, such as transportability, durability, and a recognized economic value, to serve as a medium of exchange. Prices of goods do not strictly follow the quantity theory of money.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.16. The more Labor there is in a State, the more the State is Judged Naturally Rich


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The wealth of a nation depends on putting the labor force to work. Those who are unnecessary for farming can be employed in making higher quality products and manufactured goods, particularly durable goods made from metal. Saving is the key determinant of wealth and gold is a particularly useful form of savings because it can purchase all things, even in time of war. The prince and property owners determine how people will be employed by their consumption choices, while the Catholic Church reduces the resources available to materially sustain the people.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.13. The Circulation and Exchange of Goods and Merchandise, as well as their Production, are Carried On in Europe by Entrepreneurs, and at a Risk


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Here Cantillon introduces, for the first time, the theory of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are the prime directors of resources. Their occupations come with risks due to uncertainty, especially from competition and changing tastes. As a result, their income can be very large, but they also face the prospect of bankruptcy. The property owner is independent in having a large income (rent) from the land, and the capitalist, or large money owner, also can live independently on interest. Everyone else is ultimately dependent on the expenditures of property owners for their livelihoods.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.9. The Number of Laborers, Artisans, and Others, Who Work in a State, is Naturally Proportioned to the Demand for Them


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The supply of workers adjusts itself to the demand for labor, across all professions, via wage rates, migration, and changes in population. Prosperity cannot be created by subsidizing job training.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.6. The Increase and Decrease of the Quantity of Money in a State


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Here Cantillon uses his price-specie flow mechanism to analyze some of the effects of inflation. Increasing the supply of money by mining hurtssome people and benefits others because certain prices and incomes rise faster than others. However, if the new money is accumulated and saved by those who successfully export goods, either because of superior quality or more efficient transportation, it will lead to higher standards of living.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.8. The Refinements of Credit of General Banks


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


When the government’s national bank inflates the money supply by increasing the supply of banknotes, it reduces the rate of interest and can increase the price of stocks. This is a corrupt process and when the notes are redeemed, the price of stocks falls and can result in bank runs and economic chaos. This is now known as the business cycle.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.8. Some Artisans Earn More, Others Less, According to the Different Cases and Circumstances


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


In addition to training and the forces of supply and demand, workers with higher quality skills, risky jobs, or jobs which require trustworthy employees will receive higher wages. This is now known as the theory of compensating differentials that is often attributed to Adam Smith.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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2.8. Further Reflections on the Increase and Decrease of Money in a State


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Increases in the supply of money from a balance of trade eventually causes prices to rise. This in turn puts pressure on domestic producers and increases imports. The result is that the balance of trade is reduced and eventually is negative. This is Cantillon’s price specie-flow mechanism which demonstrates the reasons for the tendency for equilibrium in international monetary flows. The balance of trade can result in economic power, but this also causes the economy to lapse into luxury and decline.From Part 2: Money and Interest. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.7. Further Explanations and Enquiries as to the Utility of a National Bank


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


National Banks are of little utility and can be the source of economic chaos. The increase in the supply of money that they provide is relatively small and offers the same disadvantages as increases in real money. They are therefore unnecessary and potentially very harmful, as in the cases of the Bank of Venice and the Bank of London. The roles of legal tender laws, fractional reserve banking, and regional trade fairs are described.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.7. The Labor of the Plowman is of Less Value than that of the Artisan


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The opportunity cost of becoming a skilled worker includes both the direct expenses as well as the foregone labor during the training period or apprenticeship. As a result, skilled workers must be paid higher wages than unskilled workers.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.4. The Variations in the Proportion of Values with Regard to the Metals Used as Money


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


The price of gold and silver and the ratio between them is determined by markets and is also based on their usefulness, cost of production, and transportation costs. When government mints establish a fixed ratio between gold and silver money that is not based on market prices, the overvalued metal will be driven from circulation. This is commonly referred to as “Gresham’s Law” where bad money drives out good money.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.6. Banks and their Credit


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Fractional-reserve banking is a system where the banks lend some of their deposits and earn interest. This increases the amount of money in circulation compared to warehouse or 100% reserve banking. This utility of banking comes at the risk of being unable to withdraw your deposits. The amount that can be lent into circulation depends on the type of bank and the needs of the depositors. There are goldsmith-bankers, the typical banker who issues banknotes, and the national bank.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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1.6. Capital Cities


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Wherever a government establishes its capital, the city will grow in size because the additional spending attracts labor and businesses to service the government and its employees and thus, it becomes a commercial center for the nation as well.From Part 1: Production, Distribution, and Consumption. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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3.5. The Augmentation and Diminution of the Denomination of Money


Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Raising and lowering the nominal value of money is shown not to undermine the theory of the value of money. In contrast, such measures are shown to be methods by which the prince acquires resources by deceiving individuals about the value of money. The process causes chaos in the market.From Part 3: International Trade and Business Cycles. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

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How Skyscrapers Can Indicate Economic Contraction


Sun, Nov 30, 2014


Interviewed by Mo Dawoud of the Wall St for Main St podcast, Mark Thornton explains his prediction of the housing bubble in 2004. They also discuss the 'Skyscraper Curse'.

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Claudio Grass: Will the Swiss Vote for Gold?


Wed, Nov 26, 2014


This weekend Jeff welcomes back to the show Claudio Grass, the managing director of Global Gold in Switzerland, to discuss Sunday’s historic gold referendum vote from his insider’s perspective. This referendum would require the Swiss National Bank to stop selling gold reserves, to keep its gold in Switzerland, and to maintain 20% of its total assets in gold.What might the growing gold repatriation movement mean for the ECB and the Fed? Is this vote a watershed moment for the credibility of central banks generally? Is hostility against Swiss neutrality, Swiss wealth, and Swiss identity the unspoken motivation behind EU and US attempts to control this country of only 8 million people? And why do financial elites hate the idea of a strong Swiss franc?

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Diversity in Goals Brings Diversity in Value


Mon, Nov 24, 2014


Every person has different goals for himself, which means everyone will value differently the means to attain those ends. No central planner can know these goals and values, writes Frank Shostak.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber and the Superhero Oath


Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Economists can use their knowledge for both good and evil, and for those in government, such knowledge is often used to deceive and make government programs look less costly than they are, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Chris Casey: The Austrian Investor


Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Jeff Deist addresses the topic of Austrian investing with Chris Casey, Managing Director of WindRock Wealth Management. If you are an investor and you are interested in Austrian Economics, you will enjoy this show.

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State Monopolies Aren’t What They Used to Be


Fri, Nov 21, 2014


States wish to gain monopolies and maintain them in all facets of life, while entrepreneurs strive to offer alternatives to the state. It's our job to prevent the state from simply declaring the competition illegal, writes Julian Adorney.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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How Macroeconomic Data Encourages Government Intervention


Thu, Nov 20, 2014


Entrepreneurs need very specific information about their products, markets, customers, and profits. Government macroeconomic data, however, does nothing to assist entrepreneurs to obtain this important information, but only helps justify economic intervention, writes Frank Shostak.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Why


Thu, Nov 20, 2014


Eighty years ago, Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit first appeared in English. It remains one of the most important books on money and inflation penned in the twentieth century, and it still offers the clearest analysis and understanding of booms and busts, inflations and depressions, writes Richard Ebeling.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Moral Hazard and Socialism in Collective Security Agreements


Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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Collective security agreements allow many countries's politicians to shift the cost of national defense to taxpayers outside their own countries. Moral hazard, belligerence, and over-reliance on military solutions often ensue, writes Patrick Barron.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Cultural and Political Consequences of Fiat Money


Thu, Nov 20, 2014


Our global system of fiat moneys favors spenders and borrowers over savers. Low—and moderate—income households who wish to save for the future are at the greatest disadvantage, and this has led to profound cultural changes over the past century, writes Guido HĂĽlsmann.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Woodrow Wilson’s Faith in War


Thu, Nov 20, 2014


Malcolm D. Magee's new book on Woodrow Wilson examines a much-neglected topic: the role of Wilson's religion in his enthusiasm for war and his goal to “conquer, convert, and change the nations.”This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Central Banks Are Not Innocent Bystanders


Mon, Nov 17, 2014


The Economist recently opined that interest rates don't affect investment. This claim is based on an empirical study that contradicts what we already know: that lower prices lead to more demand. In the end, the problem lies with the researches who fail to account for the behavior of central bankers, writes Peter St. Onge.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The State of the US Economy


Sat, Nov 15, 2014


Interviewed by Emil Franzi and Bruce Ash on AM 1030 KVOI in Tuscon, Mark Thornton offers an Austrian perspective on several issues such as Obamacare, the state of the US economy and the dollar, government success in innovation (or lack there of), and the ruling class.

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Middle-of-the-Road Policy: Lessons from Argentina and Venezuela


Sat, Nov 15, 2014


Ludwig von Mises held that middle-of-the-road policy in economic interventionism eventually leads to widespread socialism. With price controls, protectionism, and rampant inflation, Venezuela and Argentina have proven him right, writes Iván Carrino.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Nobel Winner Jean Tirole’s Faulty Views on Monopoly


Fri, Nov 14, 2014


Economics Nobel Prize winner Jean Tirole still clings to the old neoclassical model "perfect competition" and monopoly, writes Frank Shostak. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Jeff Deist: The Case for Optimism


Fri, Nov 14, 2014


This episode features an abridged audio version of Jeff Deist's talk from the Mises Circle event in Southern California on 8 November 2014. He argues that the state is losing its primary asset — namely, legitimacy in the eyes of those it would govern — due to its own huge failures. He also argues that we do ourselves, our ancestors, and our progeny a disservice if we give in to despair.

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Pakistan and the Problem of Military Aid


Thu, Nov 13, 2014


Awash in foreign aid from the United States for decades, Pakistan now finds itself having to look to the very countries that once used Pakistan as a model, to find a way out of its military-industrial malaise, writes Salmaan A. Khan.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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What A Divided Berlin Still Teaches Us Today


Thu, Nov 13, 2014


Berlin provides us with an example that comes as close to that of a controlled social experiment as one could probably hope to get, writes Hans Hoppe.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Economics of Tipping


Wed, Nov 12, 2014


Many people think that tipping is a results from stingy employers not paying a "living wage." But tipping solves multiple economic problems while making employers more likely to hire untried workers, writes Kenneth Zahringer.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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War Making and Class Conflict


Tue, Nov 11, 2014


Adapted from “Imperialism and the Logic of War Making.” War is the outcome of class conflict inherent in the political relationship — the relationship between ruler and ruled, parasite and producer, tax-consumer and taxpayer. The parasitic class makes war with purpose and deliberation in order to conceal and ratchet up their exploitation of the much larger productive class, writes Joe Salerno.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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Bob Murphy: The Fed's Stock Market Casino


Fri, Nov 07, 2014


Jeff Deist and Robert P. Murphy address the vital topic of Fed interference in financial markets. Are the global equity and bond markets a charade, engineered by monetary expansion and destined to collapse like a house of cards? Is the investing game basically rigged? How can Janet Yellen and financial elites keep markets from crashing without endless new rounds of quantitative easing? Why is understanding Austrian economics necessary, but not sufficient, to be a successful investor? And how would stock markets have a social function in a free society? Anyone interested in investing, personal finance, Austrian economics, and the wit and wisdom of Bob Murphy will enjoy this show.

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Pot's Big Wins and Losses on Election Day


Wed, Nov 05, 2014


Interviewed by Freedom Works host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses recent advancements in recreational marijuana legislation, as well as the stigma surrounding marijuana and its users, and its possibly beneficial uses.

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World War I in Our Minds: A Historical View


Wed, Nov 05, 2014


With 100 years having passed since the start of the First World War, the view of the war among historians and the public has evolved in many ways. Historian Hunt Tooley examines the turning points in how the world sees the Great War. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2


Fri, Oct 31, 2014


Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron continue their discussion on monetary imperialism. They delve deeper into US dollar supremacy, and how it might end with a whimper instead of a bang; how the Bundesbank is a potential savior for the world monetary order, while the IMF is a paper tiger; how elites will have an increasingly hard time denying gold a role in the global monetary system, and how America’s fiat dollar corrupts cultures as well as economies.

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Price Deflation and Price Inflation Are Always "Optimal"


Thu, Oct 30, 2014


Price changes are the solution to a problem, not the problem itself. We should focus on what causes the price changes in the first place, writes Mateusz Machaj. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium


Fri, Oct 24, 2014


Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron address the issue of monetary imperialism. How does the US use the dollar as a weapon of economic and cultural power? How long can it last? What might the unprecedented collapse of a worldwide reserve currency look like? And how do the BRIC nations and Asian central banks fight back?

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Understanding "Quid Pro Quo"


Thu, Oct 23, 2014


The term “quid pro quo” has been twisted to now include government handouts and state-mandated exchanges, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Index Card of Allowable Opinion


Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Tom Woods explains the “unacceptable“ opinions behind freedom and free markets.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Do We Need a Lender of Last Resort?


Mon, Oct 20, 2014


Efficient banks have many options for lenders and credit when banking crises hit. It's the inefficient and insolvent banks that must turn to a central bank, writes Nicolás Cachanosky. But do we really want central banks that reward insolvency and encourage inefficiency? This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Tom Woods: Champion of Libertarian Dissent


Fri, Oct 17, 2014


Jeff Deist and Tom Woods to discuss Tom's new book entitled Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion.

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An Austrian Economist Reports From a Mainstream Economics Conference


Thu, Oct 16, 2014


Christopher Westley reports from this year's National Association of Business Economists Convention. He finds that the mainstream's intellectual blinders are firmly in place, and that the “fatal conceit” Friedrich Hayek wrote about in 1988 is alive and well in 2014.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Rothbard-Paul Message


Wed, Oct 15, 2014


A young libertarian tells where the liberty movement should go.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Rothbard on Self-Defense and War


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


Libertarians — and Murray Rothbard in particular — are not pacifists, but reject the killing of innocents and other unjustified forms of military aggression, writes David Gordon.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Dianna Keiler.

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How Much Is Obama's War on ISIS Going to Cost?


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


How much is Obama's war on ISIS going to cost you? You don't want to know, writes Daniel McAdams.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism


Tue, Oct 14, 2014


Although it's clear that they offer no economic net benefit, American cities are building taxpayer-funded sports stadiums every chance they get. Billionaire team owners and politicians benefit greatly while ordinary taxpayers do less well, writes Salmaan A. Khan. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Claudio Grass: The Upcoming Swiss Gold Referendum


Fri, Oct 10,
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Jeff Deist and Claudio Grass discuss the uniquely Swiss mindset behind the upcoming Swiss gold referendum, and how decentralization of political power is part of Swiss DNA; the tremendous geopolitical aftershocks that would occur if the referendum passes — including the physical repatriation of gold to Switzerland; and how the Swiss people may be waking up to the sellout of their country by the Swiss National Bank and the IMF.

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The Problem With Steve Forbes’s New Gold Standard


Thu, Oct 09, 2014


In their new book "Money", Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames write with insight about the dangers of inflation and easy money, but ultimately, they fail to follow through on their analysis and instead make peace with monetary expansionism, writes David Gordon. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Left and Right Agree: War Is Popular


Thu, Oct 09, 2014


Don't expect sustained opposition to war to come from either side, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common


Tue, Oct 07, 2014


Not unlike governments, ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used his victims' money to exhibit his "generosity" through charitable giving projects, writes Brandon Dutcher. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Sports Stadiums: Public or Private?


Mon, Oct 06, 2014


Interviewed by Freedom Works host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses how sports stadiums are largely funded by the taxpayer, and how major sports leagues are — or aren't — taxed.

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Joseph Becker: Economic Liberty Denied


Fri, Oct 03, 2014


Jeff Deist and Joseph Becker discuss the illusion of judicial remedies for most Americans; how Becker is attacking cronyism in Nevada; how a Rothbardian legal system might deal with torts, crimes, and externalities; and how the statist 20th century courts created a phony legal distinction between fundamental liberties and economic liberties.

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Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful


Tue, Sep 30, 2014


The smaller the size of government, the less power it has to hobble free enterprise with taxes and regulations, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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How Third-Party Payers Drive Up Medical Costs


Tue, Sep 30, 2014


The modern health insurance industry, a by-product of government regulation and tax policy, has led to a system in which the consumer of medical services doesn’t know the costs or final prices charged for services. Without a functioning system of price signals, prices cannot be contained, writes Willem Cornax. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Some Trends Facing our Economy


Tue, Sep 30, 2014


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses the seven mega-trends facing our economy and what it means looking forward. Dr. Thornton also talks about the great classes available at Mises.org which will further improve your understanding of how our economic system functions.

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Mises’s Contribution to Understanding Business Cycles


Mon, Sep 29, 2014


In "The Theory of Money and Credit", Mises provided the basics for the long-sought explanation for that mysterious and troubling economic phenomenon — the business cycle, writes Murray Rothbard. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Patrick Barron: Currency Wars and the Death of the Euro


Fri, Sep 26, 2014


Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron discuss what's going on in the EU, how Germany in particular suffers from being yoked to the other Eurozone nations, and what the comeback of the Deutsche Mark might mean for Europe — and for America.

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Regulate It First, Learn About It Never


Fri, Sep 26, 2014


Politicians and regulators usually don’t know what they don’t know about everything from health care to your small business, but that sort of compound ignorance won’t stop them from regulating the minutiae of everyday life and commerce, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Drug Warriors Claim Colorado Going to Pot


Wed, Sep 24, 2014


Drug warriors rely on bad and manipulated data to make the claim that respecting private property rights in Colorado is “terrible public policy,” writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Why Historical Revisionism Matters


Tue, Sep 23, 2014


Historical revisionism is the process of unmasking government excuses for war and war-making, writes Ralph Raico. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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David Farrer: A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote


Fri, Sep 19, 2014


Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective.

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The NCAA Racket


Mon, Sep 15, 2014


The NCAA ensures there is no functioning job market for athletes and no competition to which students might go seeking higher pay, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Unseen Costs of the Minimum Wage


Mon, Sep 15, 2014


Supporters of minimum wage hikes claim they have little or no effect on employment, the law of demand makes it clear the effects of price controls are very real, writes Josh Grossman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit


Sat, Sep 13, 2014


In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase, writes Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Dr. David Howden: Let Banks Fail! (Central and Otherwise)


Fri, Sep 12, 2014


Jeff Deist and David Howden discuss the history of banking in America before 1913, the supposed justifications for the Federal Reserve Act, and why American economists all seem to be thrall to—and on the payroll of—the Fed. David also lays out the realities behind transitioning to a future without the Fed. Next, they discuss his book about the Icelandic banking crisis, and how that country's deposit insurance scheme created enormous moral hazards. David explains how Iceland, however, mostly had the good sense to allow its bad banks to fail and its foreign creditors to take a well-deserved haircut. The lessons to be learned, he tells us, are both cautionary and optimistic, at least for a homogeneous nation of 325,000 people.

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Is This the Libertarian Moment?


Thu, Sep 11, 2014


Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable, writes Lew Rockwell. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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A Lesson in Economic Analysis from the Minimum Wage Debate


Thu, Sep 11, 2014


Supporters of government interventions like minimum wages. Careful analysis reveals another story, however, writes Kenneth Zahringer. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Dr. Philipp Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro


Fri, Sep 05, 2014


Jeff Deist and Philip Bagus discuss not only the history and possible future of the Euro, but also the ECB under Draghi; the nationalist sentiments sweeping some European nations that want their own currency back; how the ECB has effectively monetized the sovereign debt of the PIIGS; and how Germans may well be nostalgic for the Bundesbank.

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Six Myths About Money and Inflation


Wed, Sep 03, 2014


Politicians and the mainstream media have faith in the central banks to manipulate and manage the global economy. Unfortunately, things are not so easy, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier


Tue, Sep 02, 2014


Austrian economists have been wrongly accused of many intellectual crimes when it comes to fractional reserve banking. Robert Batemarco adds some clarity to the debate.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Importance of Literary Criticism from a Free-Market Perspective


Fri, Aug 29, 2014


There’s a lot of exciting work being done in the field of literary studies, which isn’t usually known for its sound economics, writes Matt McCaffrey. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Carl Menger’s Revolution


Fri, Aug 29, 2014


Menger, Walras and Jevons are credited with creating the marginal revolution in economics. Carl Menger's contribution to this revolution, however, should be regarded as something distinct, unique, and more rigorous, writes Mateusz Machaj. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale

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Andy Duncan: The Charade of Independence for UKIP and Scotland


Fri, Aug 29, 2014


Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England, and whether it represents a real populist anti-state uprising or just rightist politics. Andy skewers the strutting political class in London, and the charade of voting Labour or Conservative based on minute policy differences. They also discuss the upcoming Scottish independence vote, and whether the land that gave us Robert the Bruce and David Hume has succumbed completely to socialism. Could an independent Scotland become the Singapore of the North, or just another Eurozone basket case?

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Austrian Capital Theory and


Wed, Aug 27, 2014


Austrian capital theory explains why creating a more technologically-advanced society is easier said than done, writes Mark Tovey. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism


Wed, Aug 27, 2014


Thanks to Henry Hazlitt, Paul Cantor and others, a body of work by free-market literary critics is now beginning to emerge, writes Jo Ann Cavallo. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Blaming That Cold Weather Culprit


Wed, Aug 27, 2014


The Fed and it's friends blamed cold weather for much of the year's lackluster economic growth. But cold weather does not explain the economic slowdown because cold weather does not stop economic activity, it merely shifts it to other activities and products, writes Devin Leary-Hanebrink. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar


Mon, Aug 25, 2014


US sanctions against Russia are just the latest incentive for the world's economies to avoid dealing with the dollar, writes Ron Paul. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Don’t Assume What Is "Unseen" Doesn’t Exist


Mon, Aug 25, 2014


Economists often rely on the assumption of “other things equal.” The problem arises when politicians ignore the economy and unintended results, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Police States and Private Markets


Sat, Aug 23, 2014


When it comes to your local police, there is no shopping around, there is no customer service, and there is no choice, writes Jeff Deist. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.This audio Mises Daily is the transcript from a talk delivered at the 2014 Houston Mises Circle. 

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Marc Victor: Attorney For Freedom


Fri, Aug 22, 2014


Jeff Deist and Marc J. Victor discuss what's happening in Ferguson, our disappearing legal rights, and how having Butler Shaffer as a law professor radicalized him and shaped his libertarian views.

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You Can’t Run an Economy with Spreadsheets


Fri, Aug 22, 2014


An economy cannot be successfully planned with computers and technicians. Mises and Hayek proved this decades ago, writes Nicolás Cachanosky. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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The Dating Market: Anarchy in Action


Tue, Aug 19, 2014


Dating someone can come with a very high opportunity cost and can lead to great emotional distress and more, writes Julian Adorney. So why doesn't the government regulate dating? This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Fed and the “Salvador Dali Effect”


Tue, Aug 19, 2014


The Fed and the Treasury are betting on the fact that the dollar will remain the world’s reserve currency forever, and that the US can inflate without consequences indefinitely. The international victims of the scheme, however, are looking for a way out, writes Dante Bayona. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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The Intolerance Behind Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Commandments of Progressivism


Sat, Aug 16, 2014


Elizabeth Warren outlines 11 Commandments of Progressivism and each requires coercion and politics to succeed, writes William Anderson. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Marc Abela: Abenomics and Japan's Narrowing Horizons


Fri, Aug 15, 2014


Jeff Deist and Marc Abela discuss the Bank of Japan's failed twenty-five year program of monetary stimulus, the resulting creation of insolvent zombie banks, and the impossibility of "Abenomics". You'll enjoy hearing about Toshio Murata—a Japanese student of Mises in the 1950s—who painstakingly translated 'Human Action' into Japanese, who is still alive today. And, you might be surprised by Marc's revelations about the Japanese mindset, culture, and disturbingly high suicide rate.

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Higher Ed Cronyism in Serbia: A Case Study


Fri, Aug 15, 2014


If the payoff is high enough, universities are happy to award degrees based on political connections, writes Predrag Rajšic. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Golden Rule vs. Catholic Case Against Free Markets


Wed, Aug 13, 2014


It is now fashionable in some intellectual Catholic circles to disparage free markets at every turn, but this requires the critics to ignore the core of free-market philosophy: the Golden Rule, writes Randy England. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Tax Cuts Are Only for the Powerful


Tue, Aug 12, 2014


Politicians tell us that tax cuts aren't necessary for economic growth. But when a politically-powerful company offers to move to town and hire people, the politicians fall all over themselves to offer a tax cut. Ordinary business owners, meanwhile, get no such offers, writes Crosby Kemper III and Rex Sinquefield. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Confusing Capitalism with Fractional Reserve Banking


Tue, Aug 12, 2014


Low interest rates combined with high-risk fractional reserve banking creates a powder keg on which we’re sitting today, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Savings and Loan Debacle: Twenty-Five Years Later


Mon, Aug 11, 2014


Many still blame “deregulation” for the financial disaster that was caused by an intricate web of federal laws and regulations, writes Dale Steinreich. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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David Gordon: The Life and Times of Murray Rothbard


Fri, Aug 08, 2014


Jeff Deist and David Gordon discuss Murray N. Rothbard's life from an insider's perspective, touching on Rothbard's experience founding the Cato Institute, his relationship with Mises and the areas where they disagreed, his time with Ayn Rand and her Objectivist followers, and more.

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Hollywood and the State: A Longtime Partnership


Fri, Aug 08, 2014


Hollywood has a long history of joining forces with the US government. In recent decades a complex system of subsidies and direct assistance from various government agencies in the making of movies has helped bring the state and the entertainment industry even closer together, writes Salmaan Khan. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Understanding Argentina’s Coming Default


Fri, Aug 08, 2014


The Argentine government has a habit of spending without restraint and then trying to cheat its creditors. But this time, it's run into a problem, writes Nicolás Cachanosky. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The State’s Worst Atrocity


Thu, Aug 07, 2014


War has been at the heart of much pro-government ideology, and remains so today, writes Lew Rockwell. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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The "Entrepreneurial" State is Anything But


Wed, Aug 06, 2014


With the failure of central planning, many economists see government as an entrepreneurial institution that fosters efficiency and economic growth, writes Tyler Kubik. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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A Brief History of Progressivism


Tue, Aug 05, 2014


“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control, writes Andrew Syrios. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Why Faster Is Sometimes Better, But Not Always


Tue, Aug 05, 2014


Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won’t tell you much about how business cycles work, writes Jonathan Newman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century


Tue, Aug 05, 2014


The First World War began one hundred years ago, and it was a total disaster for Europe. The war destroyed not only the bodies and capital of millions of human beings, but it also destroyed the ideology and economy of the peaceful and prosperous century that had come before, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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When State-Subsidized Industries Attack


Mon, Aug 04, 2014


The corn, sugar, and ethanol industries in the US are all part of a complex system of government subsidies and other favors, writes Dave Albin. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The War on Drugs Is Not Like The War on Poverty


Sat, Aug 02, 2014


Unlike the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs is a real and bloody war by the United States against a minority group known as drug buyers and sellers, writes Randall Holcombe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Guido HĂĽlsmann: Inside the Mind of Mises


Fri, Aug 01, 2014


Jeff Deist and Guido HĂĽlsmann discuss HĂĽlsmann's years spent writing Mises's biography (Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism), the serendipitous discovery of Mises's papers in Moscow that made the book possible, how Mises endured and kept working as Europe burned, and how Mises's personal sacrifices helped pave the way for Austrian academics working today.

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Labor Unions Are Anti-Labor


Fri, Aug 01, 2014


Labor unions work to prevent increases in the productivity of workers, which is ultimately the only way to increase real wages, writes George Reisman. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal


Fri, Aug 01, 2014


Only individuals can determine what is efficient for themselves, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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When High Taxes Lead to Revolution


Thu, Jul 31, 2014


The lack of revolutions, even in highly-taxed societies points to the possibility that many are willing to tolerate rather high taxation rates, writes Peter St. Onge. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Should We Build a McDonald’s on the Rim of the Grand Canyon?


Wed, Jul 30, 2014


It is worth remembering that much of the tourist economy in the West is a subsidized invention of the federal government, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Problem with Right-to-Work Laws


Tue, Jul 29, 2014


Right-to-work laws substitute one government mandate for another, writes Logan Albright. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now


Tue, Jul 29, 2014


Real reform of the Fed begins with setting interest rates free, the abolition of deposit insurance, and ending the Fed’s position as lender of last resort, writes Brendan Brown. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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The Neo-Mercantilist Hysteria Over US Trade Deficits


Mon, Jul 28, 2014


Keynesians are fond of overstating both the magnitude of the trade deficit and its alleged negative effects, writes Joseph Salerno. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Faculty Panel: Theory and Method (Part 1)


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Featuring Lucas Engelhardt, Roger Garrison, David Gordon, Jeffrey Herbener, Peter Klein, and Joseph Salerno. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Faculty Panel: Policy and History (Part 2)


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Featuring Walter Block, Thomas DiLorenzo, Guido HĂĽlsmann, Robert Murphy, Timothy Terrell, Mark Thornton, and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Faculty Panel: Policy and History (Part 1)


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Featuring Walter Block, Thomas DiLorenzo, Guido HĂĽlsmann, Robert Murphy, Timothy Terrell, Mark Thornton, and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Errors, Business Cycles, and Government Stimulus


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Game Theory


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2014.

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Faculty Panel: Theory and Method (Part 2)


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Featuring Lucas Engelhardt, Roger Garrison, David Gordon, Jeffrey Herbener, Peter Klein, and Joseph Salerno. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Applications of Austrian Economics to Business and Management


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2014.

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Political Entrepreneurship and the Economics of Wealth Destruction


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2014.

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Economics of Science and Technology


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Monetary Policy and the Distribution of Incomes and Wealth


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


A private seminar for graduate students. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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The Economics of the Drug War


Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2014.

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Yuri N. Maltsev: Soviet Defector on the Loss of Freedom in America


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Jeff Deist and Yuri Maltsev discuss not only his defection from the former USSR, but also his defection from the Marxist economic mindset, the crime of reading Hayek, why so many westerners still have a naĂŻve, uninformed, and romantic view of socialism, how the Ruble was nothing more than a fiat rationing coupon, and why people with contempt for consumerism never visited a Soviet grocery store.

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The Consequences of Labor Unions and the Minimum Wage


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014.

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Prediction and the Business Cycle


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014.

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Economics of Tariffs and Smuggling


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Hayek and Friedman: Head to Head


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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The Market for Security


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.

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Free Trade and Its Enemies


Fri, Jul 25, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2014.

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Apriorism and Positivism in the Social Sciences


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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Contrasting Views of the Great Depression


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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Environmental and Resource Economics


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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Economics and Property Rights: Alternative Approaches


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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The Time Preference Theory of Interest and Its Critics


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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Contemporary Challenges to Austrian Economics


Thu, Jul 24, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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The Economics of Fractional Reserve Banking


Wed, Jul 23, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle


Wed, Jul 23, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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Everyday Logic of Economics


Wed, Jul 23, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2014.

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The Anarcho-Pacifism of Leo Tolstoy


Wed, Jul 23, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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The Place of Finance and Financial Markets in a Free Society


Wed, Jul 23, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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The Division of Labor and Social Order


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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The Birth of the Austrian School


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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Subjective Value and Market Prices


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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Entrepreneurship


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


It is not a coincidence that an increasing percentage of child migrants to the US border are from areas devastated by the American drug war, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Praxeology: The Method of Economics


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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An Evening with Judge Napolitano


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014. Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno.

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Monopoly, Competition, and Antitrust


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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Money


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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Careers for Austrians


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


A special lunchtime seminar. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014. The video discussed during this presentation may be viewed here.

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Calculation and Socialism


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2014.

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Government Statistics


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


A private seminar for graduate students. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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Austrian Capital Theory


Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2014.

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William Norman Grigg: Against the Police State


Fri, Jul 18, 2014


Jeff Deist and Will Grigg discuss "police state Keynesianism," how the once embryonic American police state became overt, how military equipment, personnel, and mindsets increasingly find their way into local law enforcement agencies, and why there are more than 100 SWAT deployments every day in the U.S.

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Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser


Thu, Jul 17, 2014


Stiglitz wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention to favor certain technologies over others, writes Stewart Dompe and Adam C. Smith. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Jean-Baptiste Say: An Underrated Revolutionary


Tue, Jul 15, 2014


Say’s insights continue to challenge interventionist economists to this day. Everl Schoorl’s new biography sheds new light on Say’s life and works, writes Carmen Dorobat. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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How To Have Law Without Legislation


Mon, Jul 14, 2014


Rothbard explores Bruno Leoni’s call for a return to the ancient traditions and principles of "judge-made law" as a method of limiting the state and insuring liberty. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Brian Doherty: Reporting the Revolution


Fri, Jul 11, 2014


Jeff Deist and Brian Doherty discuss Brian's role as both a participant in—and observer of—libertarian circles, the impact of Austrian economics on today's intellectual debate, Ron Paul's lasting legacy, and why for the first time ever it's cool to be a young libertarian.

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What Is the Rate of Return on the Louisiana Purchase?


Fri, Jul 11, 2014


The true benefits of the Louisiana and Alaska Purchases are less clear than their value to pro-government propaganda, writes David Howden and Daniel Atienza. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Jeffersonian Secessionist Tradition


Thu, Jul 10, 2014


In examining newspaper editorials of the nineteenth century and Jefferson's own views of secession, Thomas DiLorenzo explores the once-widespread belief, both North and South, that the American states were part of a voluntary union. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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A Sham Recovery


Wed, Jul 09, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses a wide variety of timely topics.

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Private Defense?


Wed, Jul 09, 2014


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Bob Murphy discusses why we don't, in fact, need Nancy Pelosi for anything.

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Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions


Wed, Jul 09, 2014


Many Austrians saw the bust coming, and thanks to Austrian economics, we also better understand the details of how booms and busts work, writes Hal Snarr. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets


Tue, Jul 08, 2014


Industrious low-income people often must turn to doing business in the black market to avoid the burdensome costs of government regulations, writes Peter St. Onge. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Shinzo Abe and the Three Magic Arrows


Mon, Jul 07, 2014


Shinzo Abe’s so-called “three arrows” of monetary stimulus, fiscal stimulus, and structural reform, have crippled the Japanese economy, writes Andy Sirkis. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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When Steelers Steal


Thu, Jul 03, 2014


In a free-market economy, firms threatened with competition often respond by searching for ways to increase efficiencies, attempting to lower costs and improving on economies of scale and scope. Meanwhile, protectionists and labor unions seek to avoid having to become more efficient by simply outlawing competition, writes Christopher Westley. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Justin Raimondo: Against the War Machine


Wed, Jul 02, 2014


Jeff Deist and Justin Raimondo discuss the early history of the modern libertarian movement, Justin's time working with Murray Rothbard on libertarian strategy, and the chances for developing a broad new anti-war coalition.

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Why Timid Reforms of Central Banks Won’t Work


Tue, Jul 01, 2014


It is now clear that the Fed and the European Central Bank are hard-wired to inflate the money supply while encouraging banks to make excessively risky loans, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Early Catholic Social Teaching: The State as Robber


Mon, Jun 30, 2014


Many Christians call for legislation to regulate, control, and ban activities that they deem as social vices, writes Bryan Cheang. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Why the Fed Is Nothing to Celebrate


Fri, Jun 27, 2014


For 100 years, the Fed has served to protect the interests of powerful banks through inflationary monetary policy, writes Benjamin Wiegold. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Dr. Mark Thornton: Wikipedia and Spontaneous Order


Fri, Jun 27, 2014


Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton discuss Mark's recent experience as an opponent of the drug war at the Oxford Union debating society, his influence on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and how Wikipedia demonstrates a kind of stateless spontaneous order, complete with private dispute resolution.

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Europe’s Mario Draghi Starring in Bernanke’s Show


Thu, Jun 26, 2014


ECB’s Mario Draghi has taken over from Ben Bernanke as the world’s most enthusiastic money printer, writes Brendan Brown. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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My Social Justice Is Better Than Yours


Thu, Jun 26, 2014


Socialism can only be maintained when one group imposes its will by force on all other groups, writes D.W. MacKenzie. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Government Roads, Subsidies, and the Costs of Fracking


Wed, Jun 25, 2014


A result of a complex system of subsidies and other government favors, it is unclear that fracking would be sustainable in a truly free marketplace, writes Sal Ahmed. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Limited Government Is a Vain Hope


Tue, Jun 24, 2014


Given the many failures of the state, many will mistakenly seek a solution in “limited government," writes David Gordon. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Turning Piketty Right Side Up


Tue, Jun 24, 2014


In his new book, Capital In the Twenty-First Century, Piketty fails to understand how savings and investment work, writes George Reisman This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Even the Feds Admit Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment


Mon, Jun 23, 2014


A little-known loophole in federal law allows people with disabilities to be employed below the minimum wage, writes Nicholas Freiling. Why the exemption? This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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You Didn’t Consent to be the State’s Victim


Fri, Jun 20, 2014


Defenders of government coercion often claim that residence within a state’s boundaries imply consent to be taxed, writes Walter Block. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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The European Central Bank’s House of Cards


Fri, Jun 20, 2014


The European Central Bank’s recent move to negative interest rates is a sign that the ECB is hitting the panic button, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Eric Peters: Anarcho Road Warrior


Fri, Jun 20, 2014


Eric Peters discusses with Jeff Deist the automobile as a symbol of libertarian autonomy, why statists love public transportation, how moronic government regulations make all cars look the same, and why you should go buy an old V8 or an old motorcycle while you still can.

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Higgs, Hoppe, and the Cycle of the State


Wed, Jun 18, 2014


The vastly greater productivity of a relatively-free populace makes for greater per capita tax revenue, writes Dan Sanchez. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Everything Popular Is Wrong: Malinvestment and Consumers


Tue, Jun 17, 2014


Any government intervention in the economy, such as, loan programs, regulations, and subsidies, creates malinvestments, writes Dayne Girard. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Why Foreign Politicians Hate Your Freedom


Tue, Jun 17, 2014


Governments don’t like it when neighboring countries offer freedoms not available at home, writes Ryan McMaken. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Profits Do Not Make Health Care Unaffordable


Mon, Jun 16, 2014


Government intervention in health care has driven up health care prices. Mainstream journalists choose to focus on profits and “greed” as the problem, writes Rich Brents . This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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How Smugglers Made America


Fri, Jun 13, 2014


Smuggling has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Jim Bovard: Libertarian Muckraker


Fri, Jun 13, 2014


Jim Bovard talks with Jeff Deist about his incendiary career as a journalist, the American people as Mencken's "Booboisie", and why the Nanny State has him stocking-up on cigars.

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What Henry Hazlitt Can Teach Us About Inflation in 2014


Wed, Jun 11, 2014


In 1946, as now, the government held up the threat of deflation to justify a policy of ultra-low interest rates, writes James Grant. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property


Wed, Jun 11, 2014


In this monograph, Butler Shaffer addresses an important question that has aroused much interest among libertarians: What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate? This is a major contribution to libertarian legal theory and an indispensable guide to a vital topic.Narrated by Clay Barnett. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

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Natural Disasters Don’t Increase Economic Growth


Tue, Jun 10, 2014


Although Frédéric Bastiat disproved it years ago, many still believe that natural disasters increase economic growth, writes Frank Hollenbeck. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Why the Cost of Government Is Higher Than You Think


Mon, Jun 09, 2014


When governments spend, regulate, and tax, they decrease household take-home pay while diverting savings and investment to the government class, writes Gary Galles. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.

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Helio BeltrĂŁo: World Cup Cronyism and the Liberty Movement in Brazil


Fri, Jun 06, 2014


Entrepreneur and businessman Helio BeltrĂŁo talks to Jeff Deist about crony capitalism and the upcoming FIFA World Cup, and why the Liberty Movement is like a soccer team.

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Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Bring Economic Recovery


Fri, Jun 06, 2014


Merely increasing demand does not increase production or produce wealth, writes Patrick Barron. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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The High Cost of Minimum Wages


Thu, Jun 05, 2014


Swiss voters recently rejected a proposal to introduce the world’s highest minimum wage, writes Benjamin M. Wiegold. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down


Wed, Jun 04, 2014


Inflation puts a brake on social mobility: the rich stay rich (longer) and the poor stay poor (longer) than they would in a free society, writes Guido HĂĽlsmann. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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The Role of the Mises Institute


Wed, Jun 04, 2014


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Jeff Deist discusses Liberty's past and future.

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The New Skyscraper Curse


Mon, Jun 02, 2014


Thanks to cheap money and malinvestment, new record-setting skyscrapers are being planned and built as the global fiat-money-induced boom continues, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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Gerald Celente: Political Atheism


Fri, May 30, 2014


Megatrend forecaster Gerald Celente talks with Jeff Deist about the second American Revolution and how oligarchs have come to power in the U.S.

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How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings


Fri, May 30, 2014


Easy money policy hurts most people, particularly workers and savers, and redistributes their wealth to the ruling elites, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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The Drug War, ZIRP, Jobs, and More


Thu, May 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses the failed War on Drugs, and the current state of the U.S. economy.

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Nazi Gun Control


Tue, May 27, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses gun control in the early days of Nazi Germany.

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Wolves, Keynesians, and Craziness


Thu, May 22, 2014


Interviewed by host Redmond Weissenberger, Mark Thornton discusses markets, Keynes, Keynesians, and general economic craziness.

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Crony Capitalism and Industrial Hemp


Wed, May 21, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton explains how crony capitalism lead to the banning of industrial hemp in the United States. Dr. Thornton also discusses several other relevant economic topics.

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The Mises Institute


Wed, May 14, 2014


Interviewed by host Robert Wenzel, Jeff Deist discusses the Mises Institute's growth and popularity, the legacies of Mises and Rothbard, and the future.

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Disarming the Populace


Tue, May 13, 2014


Interviewed by host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses gun control and freedom, and also the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine.

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Easy Money Policy


Tue, May 13, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses Martin Wolf's support for continued easy money policy, and also the latest push by the central bankers and their friends in the media to try to convince us that rising prices are good for us.

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Economics and Liberty


Sat, May 10, 2014


Interviewed by hosts Steve Floyd, Josh Bennett, and Aaron Bennett, on KFAR 660 AM Fairbanks, Mark Thornton discusses the state of the economy, Liberty, and the Skyscraper Index.

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The Economics of Freedom


Wed, May 07, 2014


Interviewed by host John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses the state of the economy and jobs, why inflation will continue to erode the quality of life for boomers, and why Austrian Economists were able to call the housing bubble forming and the bust in 2006.

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Markets Are About Much More Than Material Goods


Tue, May 06, 2014


The affluence of free markets makes it possible to pursue goals few of us would have the means to pursue otherwise, writes Gary Galles.This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.

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Capital Markets


Thu, May 01, 2014


Interviewed by host John O’Donnell, Peter Klein discusses income inequality cause and effect, role of Fed intervention in capital markets, malinvestment in boom-bust cycles, and the 99% vs the 1% myth. Klein also discusses why boomers are working longer and the impact of youth joining the workplace.

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Liberty and Entrepreneurship


Thu, May 01, 2014


Interviewed by host Justin Longo, Peter Klein discusses liberty, entrepreneurship, and why they go hand in hand.

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What Government is Doing to Our Money


Wed, Apr 30, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Jeff Deist discusses the Federal Reserve, the criminal political class, and how the collapse of the U.S. dollar is imminent.

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Current Economic Escapades


Tue, Apr 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses inflation, deflation, and more.

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Our American Oligarchy


Mon, Apr 28, 2014


Interviewed by host Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton discusses the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and Ryan McMaken's recent article: "Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison" (http://mises.org/daily/6732).

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Leaving the Federal Reserve System


Fri, Apr 25, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton explains fractional reserve banking and describes how we can ease our way out of the Federal Reserve System

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The Entire Banking and Money System Is Broken


Thu, Apr 17, 2014


Interviewed by host Andy Duncan, Jeff Deist discusses how Austrian economics can help make people wealthier, and how to gain practical knowledge about the Austrian school.

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The History of the Dollar


Tue, Apr 15, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton describes the history of the dollar from a silver coin to its current fiat status.

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How the Government Wrecks the Economy


Mon, Apr 14, 2014


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Bob Murphy illustrates how government interference with the market economy leads to human misery.

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Monetary Chaos


Mon, Apr 14, 2014


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Joe Salerno talks about the Fed, the Great Depression, currency wars, deflation, and why governments hate cash.

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Inflation as a Stealth Tax


Sat, Apr 12, 2014


Presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; 11 April 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

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The Economy, the End of Prohibition, and the Articles of Confederation


Tue, Apr 08, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark discusses the current economic situation, the end of Prohibition, the Articles of Confederation, and several other interesting topics.

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The History of U.S. Central Banks


Tue, Apr 01, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses the first three central banks in the United States.

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The Minsky Moment


Tue, Apr 01, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Joe Salerno discusses the peak of the business cycle and the ensuing financial crisis.

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Behind the Numbers


Mon, Mar 31, 2014


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Shawn Ritenour explains the truth behind the government's economic data and the current macro market picture, and discusses the Fed's current actions.

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Mises Hosts AERC 2014


Sat, Mar 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton promotes AERC 2014.

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Is Janet Yellen Good for the Dollar?


Sat, Mar 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses the reality of the U.S. dollar, prices, and goods.

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The Crack-Up Boom


Sat, Mar 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton explains why the Crack-Up Boom phase of a fiat money collapse is one of the scariest economic phenomena in human history.

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The Ideas of Ludwig von Mises in the Context of Mathematics Under the Nazis


Sun, Mar 23, 2014


From the "Health, Science, and Language under Socialism" panel. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 March 2014.

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The Development of Austrian Macroeconomics


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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The Development of Austrian Macroeconomics


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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The Development of Austrian Macroeconomics


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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The Development of Austrian Macroeconomics


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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A Velocity History of the United States


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the "Money and the Fed" panel. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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Fed Policy Errors of the Great Depression


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the "Money and the Fed" panel. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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Will Gold-Plating the Fed Give Us Sound Money?


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the "Money and the Fed" panel. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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The Federal Reserve: Reality Trumps Rhetoric


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


From the "Money and the Fed" panel. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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Presentation of the 2014 Fertig and Alford Prizes


Sat, Mar 22, 2014


Dr. Salerno presents the Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics and the O.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy. Recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 March 2014.

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The Fed at 100: A Critical View of the Federal Reserve


Fri, Mar 21, 2014


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Joe Salerno discusses his recent book, co-edited with David Howden: The Fed at 100: A Critical View of the Federal Reserve.

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War, Empire, and the Military


Fri, Mar 21, 2014


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Laurence Vance discusses his latest book: War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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The Bastiat Reader


Fri, Mar 21, 2014


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Mark Thornton discusses his latest book: The Bastiat Reader.

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The Political Economy of Government and Research


Fri, Mar 21, 2014


Recorded during the Authors' Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference, William Butos discusses his forthcoming book: The Political Economy of Government and Research.

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Argentine Currency Crisis, Medicine, and Technology


Fri, Mar 14, 2014


Interviewed by host Redmond Weissenberger, Joe Salerno discusses some ways that government interventionism can destroy an economy.

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Has Austerity Failed?


Tue, Mar 11, 2014


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Mark Thornton discusses austerity, drug prohibition, Obamacare, and more.

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Some Libertarian Insights


Sat ,
, Mar 08, 2014


Interviewed by hosts Greg Lenz and Joe Ruiz, Mark Thornton discusses jury nullification, crypto-currency, and Frédéric Bastiat.

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The End of Austerity?


Wed, Mar 05, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses the recent article he wrote in response to President Obama declaring that now was the time to put an end to austerity ("An End to Austerity?" mises.org/daily/6675).

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Economics and Foreign Policy


Wed, Mar 05, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Jeff Deist explains how economics, foreign policy, and peace are interrelated.

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Where is the Austerity?


Tue, Mar 04, 2014


Interviewed by Emil Franzi on AM 1030 KVOI in Tuscon, Mark Thornton explains why President Obama and Congress should do what is best for the economy, instead of enriching themselves and those who feed at the public trough.

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Capitalism: Archenemy of Nazism


Sat, Mar 01, 2014


Interviewed by Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton talks about socialism of the Nazi German pattern, the early progressive movement in the U.S., and the dangers of government control.

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A Misesian View of the Economy


Mon, Feb 24, 2014


Interviewed by hosts Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Jeff Deist talks about his new role as President of the Mises Institute and what the Institute’s goals are. He also discusses the current economic situation, alternative currency methods, and politicians who share an Austrian-friendly view of the markets.

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Economics and Freedom


Mon, Feb 24, 2014


Interviewed by hosts Steve Floyd, Josh Bennett, and Aaron Bennett, on KFAR 660 AM Fairbanks, Mark Thornton talks about current topics in economics and freedom, and where the U.S. is headed.

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The Central Bankers


Sat, Feb 22, 2014


Interviewed by host Redmond Weissenberger, Mark Thornton discusses how central bankers cause problems in the economy.

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Money-Printing is Doomed to Failure


Tue, Feb 18, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses how mainstream economists are sitting in the dark with no tools to install another light bulb.

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The Era of Free Banking


Sat, Feb 15, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses the U.S. history of central banks, focusing on the period know as the "Era of Free Banking" when there was no central bank at all.

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The War on Drugs: Who is Winning?


Sat, Feb 15, 2014


Interviewed by Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton talks about the economics of prohibition.

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The U. S. Dollar Empire


Wed, Feb 12, 2014


Interviewed by host Redmond Weissenberger, Mark Thornton discusses the history of the U. S. empire of debt.

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The War on Drugs


Fri, Feb 07, 2014


Interviewed by host Marc Clair, Mark Thornton differentiates between the mainstream approach to an issue and an Austrian or free market approach. Mark also discusses some common objections to drug legalization, and articulates some of the lessons we can learn about prohibition from shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire”.

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Was Marx Right?


Thu, Feb 06, 2014


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Peter Klein discusses a recent 'Rolling Stone' column claiming that Karl Marx predicted the problems of 2014.

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Panic and Depression, Redux


Wed, Feb 05, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton talks about the Panic of 1873 and the Long Depression that followed.

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15. The State’s Media Lapdogs


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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31. States' Rights vs. Monetary Monopoly


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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47. Macroeconomists Discover Economics and Debunk the New Deal (Again)


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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Introduction: Austrian Political Economy


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Introduction to Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

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16. Freedom and Federalism


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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32. How Central Banking Hides the Cost of War


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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48. Will Socialism Make You Happier? The Trojan Horse of "Happiness Research"


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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1. Four Thousand Years of Price Control


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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17. The Origins of Nullification


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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33. How the Fed Creates Unemployment


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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49. The Canard of "Asymmetric Information" as a Source of Market Failure


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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2. The Other War


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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18. The Real Meaning of the Fourth of July


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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34. The Myth of a "Libertarian" Fed


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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50. The Real Ethics Problem in America


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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3. Who Will Regulate the Regulators?


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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19. Electing U.S. Senators was a Bad Idea


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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35. The Myth of the "Independent" Fed


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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51. The Myth of Government Job Creation


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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Exposing the Economic Propaganda


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton discusses the government policies that caused and worsened the Great Depression, cutting welfare-for-the-rich before food stamps and unemployment benefits, and the upcoming Austrian Economics Research Conference.

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4. Regulation and the Stock Market


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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20. False Virtue: The Politics of Lying About History


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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36. Why the Government is Responsible for the Sub-Prime Mortgage Meltdown


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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52. The Myth of the Male/Female Wage Gap


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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5. Our Totalitarian Regulatory Bureaucracy


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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21. How (and Why) the Lincoln Myth was Invented


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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37. The Political Economy of Government Employee Unions


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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6. Antitrust, Anti-Truth


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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22. Centralization Lets the Worst Rise to the Top


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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38. The Inherent Violence of Unions


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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7. Antitrust Luddites


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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23. Death by Government: The Missing Chapter


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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39. The False Ideological Foundation of Unionism


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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8. Socialized Healthcare vs. the Laws of Economics


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section One: Coercion and Regulation. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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24. The Birth of American Imperialism


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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40. Markets, Not Unions, Give us Leisure and Safety on the Job


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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25. Paul Krugman’s Politically-Correct "Civil War" Delusions


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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41. The Union Conspiracy Against Walmart Employees


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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10. Fed-ACORN Criminality


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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26. Grand Old Tyrants


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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42. How "Sweatshops" Help the Poor


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Five: Workers and Unions. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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11. Price Gouging: The Real Problem


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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27. Facialism: The New American System


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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43. The Truth about the "Robber Barons"


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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12. Farmed Robbery


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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28. In Defense of Sedition


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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44. The Truth about the Sherman Antitrust Act


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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War, Politics, and the Future of Peace


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


The Harry and Anna Teasley Distinguished Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach".  Recorded at the John A. Sibley Horticulture Center at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 27 October 2012.  Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

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The Gang of Four: Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill and the Destruction of Europe


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 27 October 2012.

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13. The Founding Father of Crony Capitalism


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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29. Distorting History in the Service of the State


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Three: Centralization versus Liberty. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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45. The Myth of "Natural" Monopoly


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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14. The Curse of Instigationism


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Two: Politics and Thieves. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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30. Central Banking as an Engine of Corruption


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Four: Money and the State. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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46. The Virtues of Tax "Loopholes"


Fri, Jan 31, 2014


Section Six: Truth and Lies about Markets. Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche.

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The Myth of the Pro-War Constitutionalist


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The William S. Morris III Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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War Revisionism


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Carl Davis Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

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Interstate Highways, Radar, Tang: Does War Promote Technological Innovation?


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The James M. Rodney Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

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How Murray Rothbard Changed my Mind on War


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Jerry Pogue Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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Reflections on the Loss of Liberty


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Louis E. Carabini Distinguished Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

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Legacies of the Great War


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The John Bartel Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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War: Revisionism, Fascism, and the CIA


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Terence Murphree Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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30 Years


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Donald and Linda Miller Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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War, Peace, and Statism


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The Gregory T. Morin Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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In Defense of History


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


Presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012. Includes an introduction by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., and the awarding of the 2012 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Defense of Liberty.

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How Rhett Butler Lost the Civil War


Thu, Jan 30, 2014


The James E. Kluttz Lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 26 October 2012.

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Don't Raise the Minimum Wage


Wed, Jan 29, 2014


Interviewed by host Thom Hartmann, Mark Thornton explains why the minimum wage actually hurts the workers it is supposed to help.

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The Road to Economic Recovery


Tue, Jan 28, 2014


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses the current market situation, takes a look at the gloomy unemployment scene in the U.S., and offers solutions for getting jobs back in America.

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Crony Capitalism


Tue, Jan 28, 2014


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Hunter Lewis discusses the major problem facing government and big business, and outlines some of the areas where there is significant corruption.

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The Canadian Housing Bubble


Fri, Jan 24, 2014


Interviewed by host Redmond Weissenberger, Mark Thornton discusses the real estate and job markets.

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Deflation-phobia


Thu, Jan 23, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton talks about Keynesian deflation-phobia, as well as the Federal Income tax.

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What is the Mises Institute?


Thu, Jan 23, 2014


Interviewed by Paul Molloy, Mark Thornton talks about Ludwig von Mises, the Mises Institute, and Classical Liberalism.

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Keynes Destroyed the West


Thu, Jan 23, 2014


Interviewed by host Jay Taylor, John Cochran explains how Keynes’ anti-free market interest rates are destroying life sustaining capitalism.

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Inflation or Deflation?


Fri, Jan 17, 2014


Interviewed by host Jay Taylor, Mark Thornton explains why he believes the effect of current debt-based monetary system will result in inflation or deflation.

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How to Revitalize the Economy


Wed, Jan 15, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses how to revitalize the economy. The show ends with Thornton discussing the economics of the U.S. Civil War.

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Introducing the Free Market


Thu, Jan 09, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Bob Murphy talks about a course he is teaching entitled "Introduction to the Free Market" (http://academy.mises.org/courses/basics_market/).

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Austrian Economics in 2014


Thu, Jan 09, 2014


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses a wide range of economic topics.

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Saving the U. S Economy


Tue, Jan 07, 2014


Interviewed by host Al Korelin, Mark Thornton discusses how Austrian Economic principles can lead the U. S. on the path back to prosperity.

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Republic vs. Democracy


Sat, Jan 04, 2014


Interviewed by Ken McClenton on Blog Talk Radio's "The Exceptional Conservative Show," Mark Thornton discusses whether the Republic has failed and democracy succeeded in the United States, and what we must do to defeat the philosophy of statists.

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More Spending and More Taxes


Tue, Dec 17, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton weighs in on the eventual economic impact of last week's budget deal.

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Marijuana, Bubbles, and Bitcoin


Mon, Dec 16, 2013


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton discusses the legalization of Marijuana and its economic impact, as well as the current market and potential bubble situations brewing among many different asset classes.

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Considering the Serious Nature of Our Economic Situation


Mon, Dec 16, 2013


Interviewed by host Al Korelin, Mark Thornton offers an Austrian perspective on the world of bubbles in which we live.

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Nelson Mandela and the Economics of Apartheid


Fri, Dec 13, 2013


Tom Woods, guest host of "The Peter Schiff Show," interviews Peter Klein, who discusses how the anti-Apartheid movement, Mandela included, erroneously viewed Apartheid as a "capitalist" system, and turned to Marxism-Leninism as the only viable economic (and political) alternative.

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Austrian Economics, Alternative Currencies, and SEC Football


Tue, Dec 03, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton talks about alternative currencies, the history of U.S. monetary policy, and the recent rise in interest for the Austrian school of economics.

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What is the Skyscraper Index?


Fri, Nov 15, 2013


Interviewed by host Angel Clark, Mark Thornton explains and discusses the Skyscraper Index and what it can tell us about the economy.

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Life in Crony-Capitalist America


Thu, Nov 14, 2013


Interviewed by Scott Horton, Mark Thornton discusses life in crony-capitalist America, where Wall Street gets bailouts and interest-free money and Main Street is stuck with Obamacare, food stamps and persistent unemployment.

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The Skyscraper Curse


Wed, Nov 13, 2013


Interviewed by host Tom Woods, Mark Thornton discusses the Skyscraper Index.

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Monetary and Fiscal Policy


Wed, Nov 13, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses monetary and fiscal policy.

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Is Inflation a Good Thing?


Wed, Oct 30, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton dispels the notion that a little bit of inflation is a good thing. He also discusses central banking and boom-bust cycles, and addresses the Keynesian contention that loose monetary policy can help lower unemployment.

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Our Current Economic Situation


Mon, Oct 28, 2013


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Peter Klein discusses some remedies to get the U.S. economy back on track, the impact of Janet Yellen’s nomination for the markets, and what a government default may look like.

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The Looming Default


Fri, Oct 25, 2013


Interviewed by host Marina Dzhashi, Mark Thornton discusses the U.S. government shutdown and its impact on the country's economy and image abroad.

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Why Empire is a Money-Losing Proposition


Thu, Oct 17, 2013


Interviewed by Scott Horton, Mark Thornton discusses why we need to lower the debt ceiling; the dangers of a depreciating dollar; why the NSA’s spy data is more useful for blackmail than fighting terrorism; and the Fed’s money-creation shell game.

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Flexible Currency?


Thu, Oct 17, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton shoots down the notion of a flexible currency being good for the economy.

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Our Current Economic Predicament


Tue, Oct 08, 2013


Interviewed by Merlin Rothfeld and John O'Donnell, Mark Thornton offers an Austrian perspective on our current predicament in the U.S., presents potential likely outcomes, and proposes solutions which may help the U.S. government get out from under its current mountain of debt.

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Our Manipulated Economy


Mon, Oct 07, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton gives his insights on the economy. Recorded 30 September 2013.

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The Bitcoin Debate


Fri, Oct 04, 2013


Interviewed by host Marina Dzhashi, Mark Thornton offers his take on Bitcoin.

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Higher Education in the Internet Age


Fri, Sep 27, 2013


In this episode of the Mises Academy Podcast, Daniel J. Sanchez interviews Peter G. Klein, Executive Director and Carl Menger Research Fellow at the Mises Institute, about the history of higher education and the prospects for online and market-based education.

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They Tampered with the Taper


Wed, Sep 25, 2013


Interviewed by host Alex Hinojosa, Mark Thornton discusses the Federal Reserve's "no-taper" and emerging talk of currency war.

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An Austrian Take on the Economy


Tue, Sep 24, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton discusses economics from the Austrian perspective.

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Basics of Economics: Action and Exchange


Sat, Sep 21, 2013


Daniel Sanchez interviews Robert Murphy to discuss his upcoming online course, which consists of six lectures of economics instruction, starting from the ground up. This course is especially good for high schoolers and home schoolers. For more information, or to enroll, visit academy.mises.org.

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The Big Squeeze is On


Sat, Sep 21, 2013


Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton explains the Austrian Business Cycle Theory and the current state of the U.S. economy.

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History of Anarchist Thought


Fri, Sep 13, 2013


In this second episode of the Mises Academy Podcast, Daniel Sanchez interviews David Gordon to discuss his online course, which will cover the political philosophies of six great anarchist thinkers: Boetie, Molinari, Spooner, Proudhon, Tucker, and Rothbard. For more information, or to enroll, visit academy.mises.org.

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What is a Just Nation?


Wed, Sep 11, 2013


Interviewed by Ken McClenton on "The Exceptional Conservative Show," Mark Thornton discusses the characteristics of a just society and how American can become one.

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Austrians versus Keynesians


Wed, Sep 11, 2013


Interviewed by "Butler on Business" host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton explains the differences between Austrian and Keynesian economics.

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Bubbles, Booms, and Busts


Tue, Sep 10, 2013


In this first episode of the Mises Academy Podcast, Daniel Sanchez interviews Mark Thornton to discuss his online course on special topics in Austrian Business Cycle Theory, including the “Skyscraper Index,” the art of predicting downturns, and the causes of the housing bubble and burst that led to the 2008 financial crisis. For more information, visit academy.mises.org.

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Wall Street and Government Intervention


Thu, Sep 05, 2013


Interviewed by Ken McClenton on "The Exceptional Conservative Show" on 27 May 2013, Mark Thornton talks about the historical reaction of Wall Street to government intervention, and discusses whether or not we need the Federal Reserve.

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Inflation and Austrian Economics


Wed, Aug 28, 2013


Host Alan Butler discusses inflation and fractional reserve banking with Mark Thornton.

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Higher Rates are Coming


Tue, Aug 20, 2013


Interviewed by "Butler on Business" host Alan Butler, Mark Thornton talks about the popping of the bond bubble.

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Faculty Panel: Policy and History, Part 2


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Featuring Thomas DiLorenzo, Mark Thornton, Timothy Terrell, Thomas Woods, Robert Higgs, and Robert Murphy. Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Theory and History


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Faculty Panel: Policy and History, Part 1


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Featuring Thomas DiLorenzo, Mark Thornton, Timothy Terrell, Thomas Woods, Robert Higgs, and Robert Murphy. Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Economics of the Drug War


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Political Entrepreneurship and the Economics of Wealth Destruction


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Graduation Ceremony


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Featuring comments by Joseph T. Salerno and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Faculty Panel: Philosophy and Theory, Part 2


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Featuring Roger Garrison, Jeffrey Herbener, David Gordon, Joseph Salerno, Lucas Engelhardt, and Peter Klein. Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Faculty Panel: Philosophy and Theory, Part 1


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Featuring Roger Garrison, Jeffrey Herbener, David Gordon, Joseph Salerno, Lucas Engelhardt, and Peter Klein. Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Entrepreneurs vs. Game Theory


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Microeconomics of Central Banking


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The State Is Too Dangerous to Tolerate


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Bob Higgs at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2013.  Includes a Question and Answer period.

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Monetary Disequilibrium Theory


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


A special Graduate Seminar, recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Market for Security


Sun, Jul 28, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Anti-Market Mythology


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Gold Standards: True and False


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Time Preference Theory of Interest and Its Critics


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Issues in the Economics of Medical Care


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Errors, Business Cycles, and Government Stimulus


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Apriorism and Positivism in the Social Sciences


Sat, Jul 27, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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World War II as an Austrian Economics Illustration Writ Large


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


A special Graduate Seminar, recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Problems with Keynesian Solutions to the Current Depression


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Hayek and Friedman: Head to Head


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Austrian School in the Present Crisis


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Common Objections to Capitalism


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Prediction and the Business Cycle


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Corrupt Origins of Central Banking in America


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Neglected Pioneers of Free-Market Thought


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Catastrophic Impact of War on Liberty


Fri, Jul 26, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Hayek and Keynes: Head to Head


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Contrasting Views of the Great Depression


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Environmental and Resource Economics


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Economics and Property Rights: Alternative Approaches


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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Mises and Friedman on Method


Thu, Jul 25, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Roger Garrison at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2013.

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Everyday Logic of Economics


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by David Gordon at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2013.

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The Economics of Fractional Reserve Banking


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Joe Salerno at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2013.

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My Time on the Battlefield


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Robert Murphy at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2013.

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Monopoly, Competition, and Antitrust


Wed, Jul 24, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Tom DiLorenzo at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2013.

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Production and the Firm


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Peter Klein at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2013.

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An Evening with Tom Woods


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Featuring interviews with Matt and Pacey Harris (Fly By Radio) and Patrick Newman (2012 Douglas E. French Prize winner), and a Question-and-Answer period with Walter Block. Recorded in the Conservatory of the Ludwig von Mises Institute during Mises University 2013.

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An Austrian Critique of Mainstream Economics


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Recorded at Mises University 2013.

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The Division of Labor and Social Order


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Jeff Herbener at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013.

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Money


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Lucas Engelhardt at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013.

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Calculation and Socialism


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Joe Salerno at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 23 July 2013.

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Austrian Capital Theory


Tue, Jul 23, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Roger Garrison at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013.

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The Birth of the Austrian School


Mon, Jul 22, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Joe Salerno at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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The Attractiveness of Austrian Economics


Mon, Jul 22, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Tom Woods at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 21 July 2013.

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Subjective Value and Market Prices


Mon, Jul 22, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by Jeff Herbener at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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Praxeology: The Method of Economics


Mon, Jul 22, 2013


Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture was presented by David Gordon at the 2013 Mises University, hosted by the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 July 2013. Includes an introduction by Mark Thornton.

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The Free Market


Fri, Jul 12, 2013


Interviewed by Emil Franzi on AM 1030 KVOI's "Inside Track" program in Tuscon, 25 May 2013, Mark Thornton discusses some of the economic concepts revolving around the ideas of a free market.

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The Tip of the Financial Iceberg


Sat, Jun 29, 2013


Broadcast on RT's Prime Interest program, Mark Thornton talks to producer Bob English about Edward Snowden, the financial markets, and the Fed.

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More Bank Runs in Our Future?


Thu, Jun 27, 2013


Broadcast on RT's Prime Interest program, Joe Salerno talks to host Perianne Boring about bank runs, the Federal Reserve, and crypto-currencies.

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As the Bubble Bursts


Tue, Jun 25, 2013


Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton talks about how Austrian economists recognized the housing bubble long before it burst, the stock market’s meteoric rise and record levels of investor margin/leverage, a possible future ratings downgrade on US debt, and the crony capitalists among us.

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Why Central Bankers Are Liars


Tue, Jun 25, 2013


Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton talks