Best Rothbard podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Lectures by Austrian Economist and Libertarian, Murray N. Rothbard.Read Rothbard is comprised of a small group of voluntaryists who are fans of Murray N. Rothbard. We curate content on the www.ReadRothbard.com site including books, lectures, articles, speeches, and we make a weekly podcast based on his free-market approach to economics. Our focus is on education and how advancement in technology improves the living standards of the average person.The Read Rothbard Podcast is all about Maximu ...
 
Read Rothbard is comprised of a small group of voluntaryists who are fans of Murray N. Rothbard. We curate content on the www.ReadRothbard.com site including books, lectures, articles, speeches, and we make a weekly podcast based on his free-market approach to economics. Our focus is on education and how advancement in technology improves the living standards of the average person. The Read Rothbard Podcast is all about Maximum Freedom. We look at movies and current events from a Rothbardian ...
 
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Radio Rothbard is a series of short podcasts based on columns and research from the Mises Institute's Mises Wire. Topics include economics, comparative politics, and history.Radio Rothbard is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and via RSS.
 
In this ten-lecture course sponsored by Steve Berger and Kenneth Garschina, intellectual historian David Gordon guides students through a survey of the greatest thinkers, and evaluates these scholars by their arguments for and against the idea of Liberty.Download the complete audio of this event (ZIP) here.
 
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Money spent on "luxuries" goes to support ordinary people who use profits from luxury goods to make a living and support their families. Original article: It's OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries).
 
Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes? Original article: Capitalism Makes Us More Humane.
 
Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad. Original article: Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government.
 
Capitalism doesn't have to be implemented in a "pure" form for its benefits to be realized. Meanwhile, socialists must make excuses for repeated failures. Original text: "Real Socialism" Has Indeed Been Tried — And It's Been a Disaster.
 
It is a myth that "we don't make things in America anymore." Thanks to automation, we simply need fewer people to make more stuff. Text version: Manufacturing Jobs Are Overrated.
 
With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone. Text version: The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State.
 
Ryan McMaken discusses how government agents and agencies are often not held accountable for their actions. Text version: Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working
 
Ryan McMaken discusses the rising homicide rate in Mexico, and addresses the argument that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States. Text version: Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns​
 
Ryan McMaken discusses issues surrounding public school security measures in response to school shootings — and addresses some arguments made against increasing security. Text version: "Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?"
 
20th Century American Economic History8. The Future of LibertarianismLecture by Murray N. RothbardRothbard explains why he is optimistic. The norm of civilization has been despotism and statism. The quantum quality change in history has been the Industrial Revolution from mid-18th Century to mid-19th. Only the free market, libertarian society c ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History7. The New Deal and the Post War International Monetary SystemLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe World Economic Conference of 1933 in London met to deal with America's Great Depression, but, without consulting anyone, FDR declared that the U.S. would not agree to the proposal because he wanted to take the U.S ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History6. The Inflationary Boom of the 1920s (continued)Lecture by Murray N. RothbardRepublican policy has always been high tariffs, keeping foreign goods out. But, then the US would lend those countries money to be able to pay for our higher-priced exports. This peculiar foreign-lending scheme included farm goods ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History5 . The Inflationary Boom of the 1920sLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe Industrial Revolution and the development of the modern banking system were the two big things that happened in the Eighteenth Century in Britain. Why does the boom-bust cycle emerge? Is the cycle just a natural part of industry, or is i ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History4. The Progressive Era Triple Alliance: Government as Cartelizer continuedLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe state must invest in human beings the same way you invest in cattle on a farm. This progressive corporatist view was behind the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation. Industrial solutions were to be s ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History3. The Progressive Era Triple Alliance: Government as CartelizerLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe progressive period birthed the cancerous growth of the welfare/warfare state, fake capitalism, the middle way, neomercantilism, and the corporate state. Morgan and Rockefeller men warred with each other over man ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History2. The Rise of Big Business: The Failure of Trusts and Cartels continuedLecture by Murray N. RothbardDespite the drive for monopoly, only oil, sugar and corn products ended up dominated by a particular company. Bigger was not better. Biggest was not best. Smaller and more mobile was more competitive. Major ...…
 
20th Century American Economic History1. The Rise of Big Business: The Failure of Trusts and CartelsLecture by Murray N. RothbardIn the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, the rise of big business on the free market could not create monopolies and cartels. Only government could do that. Government tried. Government failed.1 of 8 from Mu ...…
 
Now that we have finished the 3-part audiobook version of Murray Rothbard's "What Has Government Done To Our Money?", we move on to the companion piece "The Case For A 100 Percent Gold Dollar". Presented in two parts, this book take the history of money's origins that you just learned and applies the lessons to advocate for a free-market money ...…
 
Now that we have finished the 3-part audiobook version of Murray Rothbard's "What Has Government Done To Our Money?", we move on to the companion piece "The Case For A 100 Percent Gold Dollar". Presented in two parts, this book take the history of money's origins that you just learned and applies the lessons to advocate for a free-market money ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II13. Politics and the Power EliteLecture by Murray N. RothbardWith WWII, Morgans get their war in Europe; Rockefellers get their war in Asia. Both sides are happy. Rockefellers take over foreign relations and create the Trilateral Commission, while electing Carter President i ...…
 
After the past two weeks where we posted Murray Rothbard's "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure" and "Anatomy of the State", we now get into further detail on money, where it comes from and what government has done to separate it from its original purpose. Join us for this 3-part audiobook version of Murray Rothbard's "What Has Governmen ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II12. The Great CooperationLecture by Murray N. RothbardPublic housing, planned cities, government power plants, and coerced unionism were all part of the great cooperation between corporations and government through WWI and WWII. Milton Friedman proposed the withholding tax i ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II11. Woodrow Wilson and World War ILecture by Murray N. RothbardWhere did Benjamin Strong - head of the Fed - come from? Rothbard continues to reveal the individuals who shaped our world and wars. Morgan's empire brought us the irrational and useless WWI. Foreign policy today ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II10. Cartelization of Banking: The FedLecture by Murray N. RothbardBernard Baruch ran WWI as an absolute collectivist controller. The Federal Reserve was created in 1913 by Morgan men to cartelize the banking system and limit competition. Production and prices were regulated ...…
 
After the past two weeks where we posted Murray Rothbard's "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure" and "Anatomy of the State", we now get into further detail on money, where it comes from and what government has done to separate it from its original purpose. Join us for this 3-part audiobook version of Murray Rothbard's "What Has Governmen ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II9. The Progressive Era?Lecture by Murray N. RothbardProgressive movement came in in 1900 to eliminate political parties. Technocrats and bureaucrats take over political power. Rural versus urban. Eliminate mayors, eliminate voting altogether, have appointed bureaucrats only. ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II8. Regulation and Public UtilitiesLecture by Murray N. RothbardState dominated cartels used intellectuals as apologists for the government. Big unionism was to transmit orders to the working class. Public utilities were government monopolies for fifty year terms, run without ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II7. Theodore Roosevelt: Master ReformerLecture by Murray N. RothbardAssassinations in American are only by lone nuts. No one who benefits is ever suspected, like Lyndon Johnson. The progressive period saw a re-alliance of church and state - secularized extreme Pietism (Protes ...…
 
After the past two weeks where we posted Murray Rothbard's "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure" and "Anatomy of the State", we now get into further detail on money, where it comes from and what government has done to separate it from its original purpose. Join us for this 3-part audiobook version of Murray Rothbard's "What Has Governmen ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II6. Tariffs, Inflation, Anti-Trust and CartelsLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe Sherman Act outlawed restraint of trade. The Clayton Act added to that. Anti-Trust hysteria came in the 1940-50s. Whatever you did would be considered monopolistic. The charges didn't come from con ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II5. Pietism and the Power BrokersLecture by Murray N. RothbardWhen pietists shift to the Republican party, they form the progressive movement of 1900-1920. Rockefeller- McKinley forms alliances with power brokers like Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and Harriman (versus the Morgans).Teddy ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II4. The Rise and Fall of MonopoliesLecture by Murray N. RothbardPetroleum entered the industrial scene in 1859 with John D. Rockefeller's hard work. As the first manufacturing corporation, Standard Oil created a monopoly in kerosene refining by buying others out. A huge drop ...…
 
As announced on our most recent shows, we will be transitioning "the Read Rothbard Podcast" to audiobooks of Murray's books and articles.The second post is his "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure" which is a great follow-up to last week's "Anatomy of the State". This gives a cogent understanding of where market-cycles come from, why the ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II3. The Decline of Laissez-FaireLecture by Murray N. RothbardEconomics is a constant fight between the market and the government. The railroad cartel did not work against the free market even with ideal conditions. Airlines were tightly regulated until the small airlines bega ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II2. The Railroading of the American PeopleLecture by Murray N. RothbardThe railroads experienced both enormous growth and enormous government intervention. Land was closed off from settlement, causing farmers to oppose the privileged railroads. Markets were skewed. Waste and ...…
 
The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II1. The Civil War and Its LegacyLecture by Murray N. RothbardHow does government intervene in the economy? What are the consequences? What are the motivations behind passing these interventions? The lives of the people involved explain why they do these things. Rothbard delve ...…
 
As announced on our most recent shows, we will be transitioning "the Read Rothbard Podcast" to audiobooks of Murray's books and articles.The first post is his "Anatomy of the State" which is a great red-pill, gateway drug for a lot of people to finally see the state for what it is; and what it is not.The former "Read Rothbard Podcast" where we ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.6. Hayek and His Lamentable Contemporar ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.5. Mises and Austrian EconomicsThe esse ...…
 
We have another special guest on to discuss the movie Selma for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special. Ryan Jones joines us from www.theafrolibertarian.com to discuss the film, MLK's legacy and many other issues related to race and government. This is a long one...and fitting for what is our final episode as the Read Rothbard Podcast. The name ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.4. Menger and Böhm-BawerkCarl Menger, 1 ...…
 
We compare and contrast Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille and Morgan Spurlock's Rats from a non-aggression principled stance. Do not watch the Spurlock movie before the Pixar movie - as it changes the whole thing. Are sentient rats capable of understanding property rights; can they steal? Are we justified in setting traps or shooting them? We discuss ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.3. The Pre AustriansRichard Cantillon w ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.2. The Emergence of CommunismThe roots ...…
 
Murray Rothbard died before he could write the third volume of his famous History of Economic Thought, which would cover the birth and development of the Austrian School, through the Keynesian Revolution and Chicago School. With this six-lecture course, however, the History of Economic Thought is complete.1. Ideology and Theories of HistoryHist ...…
 
We talk about the film "Hell or High Water" starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster. It's a 2016 heist film centered on two brothers who rob the bank that their family owe their mortgage to. Oil was recently discovered on the property, but they are at risk of losing the ranch within a few days. They resort to this elaborate bank robber ...…
 
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICSPresented by Murray N. Rothbard in 1986 at New York Polytechnic University. Recorded by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.14. Intro to Micro: Interest Rates and Course ReviewThe time market determines the pure rate of interest. Price per unit of time may be wages or rent. The interest income will be earned by the capitalist who h ...…
 
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICSPresented by Murray N. Rothbard in 1986 at New York Polytechnic University. Recorded by Hans-Hermann Hoppe.13. Intro to Micro: The Labor MarketEconomists can say little about population and its size, despite the gloomy views of Malthus. More people are a good thing because of the division of labor. Living standards ...…
 
Hoppe New Year! We discuss the movie Ex Machina and the implications of AI in regards to NAP, Property Rights, Self-Defense and a myriad of other issues. Our first non-family member guest, Liam Cardenas, joins us for a lively discussion that spans just over an hour. You can check out Liam's blog over at: https://ljc.io/We hope you enjoy this on ...…
 
We discuss the Clint Eastwood directed film Changeling starring Angelina Jolie and feature our very first guest! My wife jumps on the call near the end to offer her thoughts on the film where we discuss morality, police corruption, feminism, raising children and much more on this final episode of 2016. Enjoy!Take advantage of the Tom Woods Libe ...…
 
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