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Ep. 147 Richard Ebeling Fills in the History of the Austrian School

Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. (He was also a professor at Hillsdale College, where he taught Bob Murphy.) As a master of the history of economic thought, as well as a personal participant in some of the major events, Richard recounts to Bob some…

Ep. 49 Patrick Newman Cracks the Code to Publish a New Rothbard Manuscript

Economist Patrick Newman relays his adventurous tale of deciphering Murray Rothbard’s handwritten manuscript on early American history. Needless to say, Rothbard’s take is not what you learned in school. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Patrick Newman’s QJAE article on Rothbard’s previously unpublished chapter on production theory (intended to be Chapter 5…

Ep. 47 Economist Ben Powell Reports on His Worldwide Tour of Socialist Countries

Ben Powell, head of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, discusses his newly released book¬†Socialism Sucks¬†(co-authored with Robert Lawson). Powell and Lawson toured countries around the world to observe firsthand life under ACTUAL socialism–in places like North Korea and Venezuela–versus places that merely have large welfare states (like Sweden). They concluded that, well, socialism…