Thursday, November 12, 2015

Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism


JUNE 27, 2008 
This address was originally delivered before the University Club of New York on April 18, 1950. This audio essay is narrated by Gennady Stolyarov, II.


The Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

The Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics


JUNE 27, 2008 
This audio essay is narrated by Gennady Stolyarov, II.

Austrian School Arguments on the Free-Market Origin of Money

Austrian School Arguments on the Free-Market Origin of Money


AUGUST 25, 2008 
Austrian Economics offers an elegant, logical, and thoroughly causal explanation of how money came to be, again demonstrating the power of the free market to spontaneously organize human activity in meaningful and universally beneficial ways.




I, Pencil

I, Pencil


APRIL 1, 2009 
The audio version of Leonard Read's classic essay. Narrated by Floy Lilley.

Private and Public Services

Private and Public Services


APRIL 30, 2009 
From Chapter IX of The Bastiat Collection: Volume II : "Harmonies of Political Economy (Book Two)". Pages 481-505 in the text. Narrated by Brannon King.


Not Yours to Give

Not Yours to Give


MAY 7, 2009 
Taken from Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader , compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves (pp. 227-231). Narrated by Floy Lilley.

The Cultural and Spiritual Legacy of Fiat Inflation

The Cultural and Spiritual Legacy of Fiat Inflation


MAY 7, 2009
Chapter 13 in The Ethics of Money Production . From Part 2, "Inflation," pages 175-191. Narrated by Floy Lilley.

That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen

That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen


SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 
From Chapter I of The Bastiat Collection: Volume I . Pages 1-48 in the text. Read by Josiah Schmidt.



Methodological Individualism

Methodological Individualism


OCTOBER 3, 2009 
Includes a summary by Frank van Dun. Preface by F.A. Hayek. Read by Josiah Schmidt.

The Candlemakers' Petition

The Candlemakers' Petition


NOVEMBER 10, 2009 
"The Candlemakers' Petition" is a well known satire of protectionism written and published in 1845, as part of Bastiat's Economic Sophisms . This audio essay is narrated by Gennady Stolyarov, II.




Dispelling Popular Great Depression Myths

Dispelling Popular Great Depression Myths


NOVEMBER 18, 2009 

Stolyarov reviews Robert P. Murphy’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal (2009).

The Death of Politics

The Death of Politics


MARCH 7, 2012 
Originally published in Playboy in March 1969, this essay is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach. Music by Kevin MacLeod.


The Truth About Taxes

The Truth About Taxes


JULY 2, 2012 

This essay originally appeared in the Review of Austrian Economics 7, No. 2 (1994), pp. 75–90, as "The Consumption Tax: A Critique". Narrated by Harold FritscheMusic by Kevin MacLeod.

Seeing the Unseen

Seeing the Unseen


JULY 3, 2012 
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

The Health Plan's Devilish Principles

The Health Plan's Devilish Principles


JULY 17, 2012 
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Repudiating the National Debt

Repudiating the National Debt


JULY 19, 2012 
Narrated by Harold Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property


JUNE 11, 2014 

In this monograph, Butler Shaffer addresses an important question that has aroused much interest among libertarians: What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate? This is a major contribution to libertarian legal theory and an indispensable guide to a vital topic.
Narrated by Clay Barnett. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Speaking of Liberty

Speaking of Liberty

MARCH 28, 2006 
From Speaking of Liberty, as narrated by the author, pp. 9-11.

The Politics of Obedience

The Politics of Obedience

OCTOBER 13, 2008 
From The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de La Boétie. Pages 39-47 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley.

Our Enemy, The State

Our Enemy, The State

JANUARY 26, 2010 
From Our Enemy, The State . Narrated by Jock Coats.

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

JANUARY 31, 2014 
Introduction to Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government . Narrated by Harold L. Fritsche. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

AUGUST 12, 2010 
Narrated by Matt Pritchard.