January 13, 2012

Ron Paul Speeches, Podcasts, and a Free Audio Book

Congressman Ron Paul came in 2nd place in the New Hampshire primary this past Tuesday in his 2012 presidential campaign for the Republican Party nomination. With a largely grassroots following Ron Paul’s ideas on freedom have proved popular with his libertarian base. He is an advocate of the Austrian School of Economics developed by Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek which emphasizes free markets that are not intruded on by government intervention. Ron Paul has spoken many times at the Mises Institute and he even offers a few of his writings on audio book there as well. You can view a lot of his talks there right here:

Ron Paul: Mises Institute Lectures

And if you’d like to see our collection of over a dozen audio & video resources from representative Ron Paul check out:

LearnOutLoud’s Ron Paul Audio & Video Resource Page

Today we’re featuring Ron Paul’s audio booklet Gold, Peace, and Prosperity which is a 1981 text that outlines his advocacy of returning to the gold standard and getting rid of the U.S. Federal Reserve which regulates the U.S. money supply among other things. Paul feels that since its creation the U.S. Federal Reserve has created a flood of paper money which has led to constant inflation and the gradual decline of the value of the U.S. dollar. By backing up the dollar with a gold standard which was in place through the Great Depression, Paul feels we can restore real value to the dollar and separate the economy from governmental influence in the same way church and state are separated. In today’s headlines of corporate welfare and government bailouts, Ron Paul’s ideas on these matters of economic freedom still prove to be popular.

Gold, Peace, and Prosperity

And when we added over 2000 new free resources a few months back we included over 30 free audio books from the Mises Institute along with many free audio courses and audio essays that they offer there. Here are the free audio books we added:

Against Intellectual Property by Stephan Kinsella

Chaos Theory: Two Essays On Market Anarchy by Robert Murphy

Defending the Undefendable by Walter Block

Deflation and Liberty by Jorg Hulsmann

Economic Science and the Austrian Method by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Economic Calculation In The Socialist Commonwealth by Ludwig von Mises

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises

Theory and History by Ludwig von Mises

Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View by Ron Paul

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism by Jorg Hulsmann

A History of Money and Banking in the United States Before the Twentieth Century by Murray N. Rothbard

An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume 1: Economic Thought Before Adam Smith by Murray N. Rothbard

An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Volume 2: Classical Economics by Murray N. Rothbard

Conceived in Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

For a New Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market by Murray N. Rothbard

The Case Against the Fed by Murray N. Rothbard

The Ethics of Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard

What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard

My Years with Ludwig von Mises by Margit von Mises

No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner

Our Enemy, The State by Albert J. Nock

Speaking of Liberty by Llewellyn Rockwell

The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions by Eugen-Maria Schulak

The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle by Richard M. Ebeling

The Driver by Garet Garrett

The Failure of the “New Economics” by Henry Hazlitt

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

The Man versus The State by Herbert Spencer

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Etienne de La Boetie