Posts Tagged ‘Austrian economics’

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 Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Patrick Newman’s QJAE article on Rothbard’s previously unpublished chapter on production theory (intended to be Chapter 5…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. 48 Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Bob goes solo to explain some of the most important points in his new QJAE article on the fractional reserve banking debate. Bob shows why Mises thought *any* issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle, and he points out a major flaw in George Selgin’s defense of fractional reserve banking. Mentioned in the Episode…

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…

Ep. 46 Bob Murphy Lectures on Private Military Defense

On July 19, 2019, Bob gave a talk on private military defense at Mises University. It was an elaboration of his standard talk from previous years on “The Market for Security.” Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Bob’s frequent Mises U lecture that includes private law, “The Market for Security.” Bob’s pamphlet,…

Ep. 40 Tucker Carlson Wants Affirmative Action for American Workers

Tucker Carlson gives unambiguous approval for Elizabeth Warren’s call for “economic nationalism,” saying her proposal sounds like “Trump at his best.” Carlson pillories American companies for outsourcing their operations to other countries, and blames Republican leadership for its dedication to doctrinaire libertarianism and Austrian economics. (Not a joke.) Bob disagrees with this take. Mentioned in…