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Episode 13

Why Read Economic Theory

C.Jay discusses a recent article on the importance of understanding economic theory and of using the true economic ideas for the promotion and defense of liberty. Civilization depends on it.

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Episode 12

The Memification of Hoppe

C.Jay joins Pete Raymond on the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast to discuss C.Jay’s recent article on Hans Hoppe and the importance of taking him seriously. Thanks to Pete for hosting this and letting us use the audio!

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Episode 11

Shawn Ritenour on Causal-Realism

Shaun Ritenour joins C.Jay to discuss the Austrian tradition of causal-realism and the evergreen importance of approaching economic problems via the implications of human action.

Episode 11

Episode 10

Against the Medical Narratives

Bretigne Shaffer and Jeremy Hammond talk with C.Jay about medical freedom, media propaganda, and the importance of skepticism and dissent in light of the social push for vaccinations across the United States.

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Episode 9

MMT Through the Eyes of a Socialist

In this episode, we talk with Bob Murphy about a recent essay in Jacobin Magazine by Doug Henwood entitled Modern Monetary Theory Isn’t Helping. The essay offers a criticism of MMT from a socialist perspective and includes a helpful discussion about the background and roots of the MMT trends.

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Episode 8

Defining Socialism and Democratic Socialism​

In this episode, we review the meaning of socialism and describe its historical definition and compare it with the message that is being pushed by the contemporary trend of so-called democratic socialism.

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Episode 7

The Invisible Hand and the Austrian School

On the contribution of the Austrian School that clarified the component of the market process that guided resources across the stages of production in a rational and productive way.

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Episode 6

Against Marx's Exploitation Theory​

An overview of the Marxian theory of the capitalist as exploiter and how Bohm-Bawerk dismantled the Exploitation Theory by leveraging Mengerian subjective theory of value.

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Episode 5

Peter Klein on Austrian Entrepreneurship Theory

Peter touches on a number of issues relating to the contributions of the Austrian School in the realm of entrepreneurial theory. We relate the Misesian role of the entrepreneur to Mises’ distinction of profit vs. bureaucratic management.

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Episode 4

Conservatism and Libertarianism?

Recently, Ben Lewis was on the Tom Woods show to talk about his essay on the thought of Frank Meyer. Specifically, Ben and Tom interact with the struggle that the traditionalist conservatives faced in relating their thought to the rising individualist-libertarian wing of the so-called right.

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Episode 3

Historical Elements of the War on Drugs

Chris Calton joins us to discuss the historical aspects of the war on drugs. We cover some of the motivations for increased government involvement, specific moments of importance in US drug war history, and why it is important to understand the development of the Federal Government’s relationships with drugs.

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Episode 2

The Conservative Approach to War

Ben Lewis and C.Jay get into the conservative case against war and help offer some guidance to those libertarians who interact with people on the right. Many on the right are completely perplexed, today, about the very idea of being even hesitant toward war. But we think there is an important case to be made for being an “antiwar conservative.”

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Episode 1

Praxeology and Empirical Evidence

Don’t call it a comeback. In a renewed attempt to host a podcast, C.Jay looks into the relationship between praxeological propositions and so-called empirical evidence 

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