Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View

Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View

DECEMBER 19, 2007
Ron Paul deserves a high place in the history of liberty for being the only seriously principled statesman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
It should ne no surprise to discover that Ludwig von Mises had a huge impact on Congressman Paul's view of statesmanship. This essay is a moving tribute to Mises and a look into the mind of a remarkable politician.
Narrated by Floy Lilley.

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 3

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 3

APRIL 14, 2011
Preface Narrated by Paul Strikwerda 

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 2

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 2

APRIL 14, 2011
Preface Narrated by Paul Strikwerda 

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 1

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism Part 1

APRIL 14, 2011
Preface Narrated by Paul Strikwerda 

The Man versus The State

The Man versus The State

DECEMBER 31, 2014
"One of the most powerful and influential arguments for limited government, laissez faire and individualism ever written," says Henry Hazlitt.

The Law

The Law

Bastiat's​ timeless essay applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live.
The question that Bastiat deals with: how to tell when a law is unjust or when the law maker has become a source of law breaking? When the law becomes a means of plunder it has lost its character of genuine law. When the law enforcer is permitted to do with others’ lives and property what would be illegal if the citizens did them, the law becomes perverted.
Narrated by Floy Lilley.

Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Mises moved beyond economics here to address questions regarding the foundation of all social science. He discusses his methodological dualism: one approach for hard sciences and another for the social sciences.
Rothbard writes,
It is Mises's great methodological work, explaining the basis of his approach to economics, and providing scintillating critiques of such fallacious alternatives as historicism, scientism, and Marxian dialectical materialism.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 5

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 5

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 4

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 4

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 3

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 3

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 2

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 2

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 1

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics Part 1

DECEMBER 31, 2014
Human Action is Mises's great treatise on political economy. It is the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written.

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Mises explains that the core choice we face is between rational economic organization by market prices and the arbitrary dictates of government bureaucrats. There is no third way.
This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

DECEMBER 30, 2014
This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory.
When it first appeared in 1920, Mises was alone in challenging the socialists to explain how their pricing system would actually work in practice. Mises proved that socialism could not work because it could not distinguish more or less valuable uses of social resources, and predicted the system would end in chaos. The result of his proof was the "socialist calculation" debate.

It's a Jetsons World

The Failure of the "New Economics" Part 2

The Failure of the "New Economics" Part 2

DECEMBER 30, 2014
Henry Hazlitt's line-by-line commentary and refutation of Keynes's General Theory—one of the most destructive, fallacious, and convoluted books of the twentieth century. Narrated by Josiah Schmidt. Download the complete audio book (33 MP3 audio files) in a single zip file.

The Failure of the "New Economics" Part 1

The Failure of the "New Economics" Part 1

DECEMBER 30, 2014
Henry Hazlitt's line-by-line commentary and refutation of Keynes's General Theory—one of the most destructive, fallacious, and convoluted books of the twentieth century. Narrated by Josiah Schmidt. Download the complete audio book (33 MP3 audio files) in a single zip file.