Frederic Bastiat the radical. We think we know Bastiat from ‘The Law’, but his work in economics and social theory actually spans thousands of pages. And he was a thoroughgoing radical in his personal and professional life, both in his Basque hometown of Bayonne and in the “Babylon” of Paris. Hart makes the case that […]
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Yuri Maltsev, a victim of Soviet totalitarianism in his youth, explains how and why westerners still don’t understand what socialism really means. He recounts his many trips to Cuba, and demolishes the myths surrounding that country’s vaunted “healthcare” and “education” systems. He explains how socialism actually produces a superclass of elites and a form of […]
by Jeff Deist People of goodwill naturally attempt to make sense of terrible events like today’s bombings in Brussels, to help themselves address the psychological discomfort that occurs when seemingly incomprehensible violence occurs. We have a hard time processing a world where random bombs go off and kill peaceful travelers in airports or subway stations, because […]
Bob Murphy is our returning guest this weekend, as we wrap up a three-part series on the lousy, anti-market healthcare system in the US. He’s co-authored a terrific new book called ‘The Primal Prescription’, which may well be the first thorough analysis of the modern American healthcare system by an Austrian economist. Bob eviscerates the […]
Woods, Diest and Rockwell speak out against PC.
Rod Martin, a co-founder of PayPal and world renown philosopher-capitalist, joins Jeff for a wide-ranging interview covering such topics as the refugee situation in Europe, unrest in the Middle East, and why some cultures are more prosperous than others. Martin contrasts the difficulties world governments have in confronting global macro-crises with the hope and resilience […]
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.
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 […]