Thomas DiLorenzo: Ten Things You Should Know about Socialism (50m)

This episode features a lecture by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Thomas DiLorenzo from 2016. He looks at the many aspects of socialism and why its a disastrous economic system for liberty and prosperity. Purchase books by Thomas DiLorenzo on Amazon here.

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Mike Munger: Fair Trade and Free Trade (58m)

This episode features an interview of economist Mike Munger from 2007 by Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk. Does the premium for fair trade coffee end up in the hands of the grower? What economic forces might stop that from happening? They discuss the business strategy of using higher wages as a marketing strategy to attract concerned consumers. They turn to the issue of free trade agreements. If the ideal situation is open borders to foreign products, is it still worthwhile to negotiate bilateral and multilateral agreements that requires delays, exemptions and a bureaucracy to enforce? What is the cost of including environmental and various labor market regulations in these agreements? Purchase books by Mike Munger on Amazon here.

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Tom Woods: A Stake Through the Heart of Socialism (27m)

This episode features a lecture by historian and Austro-libertarian Tom Woods as published on his podcast in 2019. This is a lecture taken from the Ron Paul Homeschool curriculum (found at RonPaulEducation.com) and explores the economic calculation problem inherent in socialist economic planning. Purchase books by Tom Woods on Amazon here.

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Brink Lindsey: Is Income Inequality a Problem? (52m)

This episode features an interview of academic and juris doctorate Brink Lindsey from 2014 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. We know income inequality exists, that some people are very rich and others very poor. And this bothers quite a lot of us. Aren’t we right to be concerned about this? Isn’t there something wrong when some people have access to far more resources than others? Purchase books by Brink Lindsey on Amazon here.

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Walter Block: Defending the Dishonest Cop (15m)

This episode features an audio essay written by economics professor and Austro-libertarian Walter Block from 1976, and which comprises Chapter 13 of Defending the UndefendablePurchase books by Walter Block on Amazon here.

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Bruce Benson: The Enterprise of Law, Justice without The State (1h2m)

This episode features an interview of academic economist Bruce Benson from 2015 by Trevor Burrus and Aaron Powell, hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast. This is a discussion on the idea of law without a government. How would such a system work? How did the law as we know it today come about? Purchase books by Bruce Benson on Amazon here.

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