March 2014

Eamonn Butler: Austrian Economics – A Primer

by Andy Duncan on 31/03/2014

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For those who want to find the very quickest route into Austrian Economics, there’s an interesting primer written by Dr Eamonn Butler, of the Adam Smith Institute. You can buy a copy here, and you should be able to download a free PDF of the book, by following this link:

For those who like even-handed books, it’s an excellent introduction.

For those who prefer something a little more hardcore, I’m afraid you’ll still have to hit Murray Rothbards ‘Man, Economy, and State’.

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America Is the New Rome: Doug Casey Interview

by Andy Duncan on 28/03/2014

Founder & Chairman of Casey Research Doug Casey chats with host Andrew Duncan about the fascinating parallels between the end of the Roman empire and the current scenario unfolding in the United States.

Main show link.




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Thomas E. Woods: Rollback – Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse

March 28, 2014

When the bestriding Colossus of Murray N. Rothbard departed this mortal coil, he left the rest of us with the hallowed gift of his thoughts, his books, and his ideas, as well as an occasional secret desire to wear bow ties, and the happily-reverberating sound of that anarchic cackle. However, to those few, those lucky […]

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Matthew Kerkhoff Interview: Is Gold Facing a Headwind?

March 27, 2014

Research director at Dow Theory Letters, Matthew Kerkhoff, tells listeners how Dow theory itself relates to gold and other precious metals. Also discussed is behavioral finance, market psychology, and the current global situation involving Russia, China, and the western world.

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Philipp Bagus and David Howden: Deep Freeze: Iceland’s Economic Collapse

March 27, 2014

If you believe in a Creator, then you must acknowledge that He (or She) possesses an incredible sense of humour. Without this, how do you explain Iceland? God must have smashed innumerable comets into the Earth to provide it with billions of tons of cool blue water to wrap trillions of tons of hot red […]

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Politicians Hate the Discipline a Gold Standard Forces on Them: Rick Rule Interview

March 26, 2014

Famed resource investor and Chairman of Sprott US Holdings Rick Rule chats with host Andrew Duncan about the junior mining sector, gold, opportunities in Australia, and whether or not China will come out with a gold-backed currency. Show link.

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How socialist Minimum Wage laws create a Human Zoo

March 26, 2014

What happens when the wage floor is artificially raised by the people holding the guns, is that if it goes above what the natural free market has already set as a floating wage floor in any particular industry, then more people become unemployed. A simple reading of Henry Hazlitt’s ‘Economics in One Lesson’ makes this […]

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Philipp Bagus: The Tragedy of the Euro

March 26, 2014

The world centre of gravity of the Austrian Economics movement has long been the United States, especially since Ludwig von Mises arrived there on August the 3rd, at the age of fifty-eight, in a turbulent 1940. The 1998 Spanish publication of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, by Jesús Huerta de Soto — followed by […]

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Jörg Guido Hülsmann: The Ethics of Money Production

March 20, 2014

In these times when even the president of the World Bank can be caught whispering about a return to some form of gold standard, it becomes necessary for us to examine whether we can trust a nascent world government to provide us with sound money alongside an honest financial system. That is why it is […]

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Jesús Huerta de Soto: Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship

March 20, 2014

There are three books that take pride of place in my Austrian bookcase. These are Socialism, by Ludwig von Mises; The History of Intellectual Thought, by Murray N. Rothbard; and Democracy the God that Failed, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. In my own mind these books glow when I look at them, up there on the shelf, […]

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