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The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, is an educational institution devoted to advancing Austrian economics, freedom, and peace in the classical-liberal tradition. Our website offers many thousands of free books and thousands of hours of audio and video, along with the full run of rare journals, biographies, and bibliographies of great economists.
 
How can we explain peace and conflict in the world? What do security and insecurity do to a region and its people? How do different kinds of violence affect people, and how do societies tackle crises – and the threat of crisis? The Peace Research Institute Oslo brings you expert opinions on the headlines, personal stories from the field, and cutting-edge research in this weekly podcast.
 
Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things ...
 
Do you wonder what stimulates your happy brain chemicals- dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin? Answer your questions with these lively conversations between Loretta Breuning and real readers of her book, Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. Still have more questions? Read the book and be a guest on the show yourself! Contact Dr. Breuning and learn more about her work at the Inner Mammal Institute at: InnerMammalIns ...
 
Seeking Peace is a podcast that explores the role of women around the world in bringing lasting peace to their communities. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict. But they are leaders and often unsung heroes. We bring you their stories. This podcast is a production of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. BIPR SeminarCasts are made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy.
 
Contours is the bi-weekly podcast series of Newlines Institute for Strategy & Policy. It's a fireside chat type of conversation with some of the brightest minds in the geopolitical and foreign policy space. In each episode of Contours we try to unpack for our listeners the complex issues that challenge our national and (by extension) international security. The discussions are geared toward advancing the cause of human security and stabilization and development on our planet. Newlines Instit ...
 
"Decision Points” is a Washington Institute podcast on key moments in Israeli history. The first season focused on the history of U.S. Israel relations from the Balfour Declaration to hi-tech cooperation today. The second season focuses on key Israeli and Arab leaders. The host, David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations. He is a forme ...
 
Want expert insight on what’s trending in the world of technology, data and innovation each month? The Smart Dust Podcast is for you. But what on Earth is Smart Dust? The name refers to the very real and extraordinary dust-sized computers designed to be breathed in and monitor the human brain. No, we are not making that up. The mission of the Smart Dust Podcast is to give you brain-expanding ideas and perspectives to breathe in and apply to your daily and professional life. With industry-lea ...
 
Sawa Shabab (Youth Together) is a peacebuilding radio drama series for the youth of South Sudan. Sawa Shabab is a bold new peacebuilding radio drama series for South Sudanese youth. The drama series follows the daily lives of four young South Sudanese: Rose, Taban, Winnie and Richard, four very different characters facing common issues: tribalism, poverty, gender inequity, and insecurity but also issues that affect youth all over the world: school, work, friendships, family, love and future ...
 
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Senator Hawley wants government regulation of social media, and he insists that social media companies are somehow controlling and manipulating people. But Hawley is mistaken. You have free will even when using Facebook.Original Article: https://mises.org/library/social-medias-algorithms-arent-really-controlling-youThis Audio Mises Wire is generous…
 
On May 13, 2021, USIP hosted a panel of experts for a look at the complex social, political and economic factors fueling the current insurgency in Mozambique, as well as a discussion of potential avenues for intervention to increase peace and stability in Cabo Delgado. Speakers Lise Grande, opening remarks President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace…
 
This USIP event featured lessons learned from cutting-edge research showing how nonviolent action affects political and economic inequality — particularly for historically excluded social and ethnic groups — using a cross-national statistical study and in-depth case studies from recent political transitions in Nepal and Indonesia. The research also…
 
Advocates for vaccine passports are a bit like abusive husbands. They say they want to be nice to you. But you keep screwing up and refusing to take your vaccines. So now you're forcing them to keep you locked down forever. Original Article: https://mises.org/power-market/vaccine-passports-are-just-way-regime-expand-its-powerThis Audio Mises Wire i…
 
Biden’s tax increase plan does not make sense from a growth, revenue, or deficit perspective, and it does virtually nothing to address the real problem: ballooning spending on programs like Social Security.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/three-reasons-why-biden-tax-increase-makes-no-senseThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Chr…
 
The Korean War is now America's seminal war. It was the first war conducted with the new United Nations, the first war fought against the Chinese Communists, and the first modern war the US didn't win. Louis Nelson designed the mural wall at the Korean Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC. His just published memoir, Mosaic: War Monument M…
 
India’s armed forces have provided an ideal example of a military staying away from the corridor of politics. While the armed forces must absolutely stay away from civilian affairs, Lt. General Prakash Menon argues it is perhaps time for India to have a defence minister with a military background. Ameera Rao joins Lt Gen Prakash Menon and Ruturaj G…
 
With Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen focusing on using monetary policy to manage climate change, the M1 money supply has gone parabolic, from just over $4 trillion in February to $18.6 trillion in March. This is right out of Zimbabwe's playbook.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/fed-embraces-its-inner-zimbabweanThis Audio Mises Wire is generou…
 
Local nullification offers a practical guide to resisting tyranny in a way that reflects the real wishes of local community members against the ivory-tower mentality of their government “representatives.”Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/local-nullification-way-fight-both-state-and-federal-despotsThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored…
 
Transcript: The National Security and Human Rights Dimensions of China’s Presence in the U.S. Capital Markets – Westminster Institute (westminster-institute.org) For over 40 years, Mr. Robinson has been evaluating the intersection of global economics and finance and national security concerns. He was formerly Senior Director of International Econom…
 
Gaza, going for another round. Riots by Arab Israelis, the burning of synagogues, Jewish and Arab lynch mobs roaming the streets, and the seeming end of hope for a new era of coexistence between Israel's citizens. How did we get here? Where do we go next? In this special episode of the podcast, Donniel, Yossi, and Elana check in with each other and…
 
Why do liberal great powers like the United States struggle to defeat insurgencies across the globe? In her new book, Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare (Cornell University Press, 2021), Professor Jacqueline Hazelton argues that they are bringing the wrong conceptual models to the conflict. As a result, they are not just figh…
 
This month marked 100 years since Ireland was split in two, creating Northern Ireland, which is now part of the United Kingdom. Tensions and fighting there have ebbed and flowed, and still persist today, often in the form of paramilitary groups. These groups – from both sides – are part of society and daily life there. In the past few weeks they ha…
 
Truckers are the unsung heroes of the Indian economy, working gruelling hours and spending weeks at a time travelling the country's vast highways. And yet most of us know very little about their lives and stories. Anirudh Kanisetti speaks to journalist and author Rajat Ubhaykar, author of Truck De India!: A Hitchhiker's guide to Hindustan, about hi…
 
Instead of trying to spin conservative justifications for disastrous monetary policy, conservatives should join libertarians and classical liberals in working to limit government power while restoring sound money and greater market freedom.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/no-conservatives-should-not-embrace-mmtThis Audio Mises Wire is gener…
 
If today they come for the smoker, tomorrow they will come for you. Neo-Prohibitionism has been long on the march.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/tobacco-smokers-americas-most-persecuted-minorityThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.By Mises Institute
 
Finland has come out with its first ever public military intelligence review. The document comes after Finland put in place legislation that provides civilian oversight over military intelligence activity. The review identifies Finland’s primary concern as Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea but acknowledges its interests are global. Aditya Pareek j…
 
For the entrepreneur in a market economy, nothing is a sure thing. Every business is only a short step from bankruptcy. No business possesses the power to make people buy what they do not want. All success is potentially fleeting.Original Article: https://mises.org/library/faith-entrepreneursThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christop…
 
Jeff Herbener is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute and an economics professor at Grove City College. At the 2021 Austrian Economics Research Conference, Jeff presented a defense of the pure time preference theory of interest, and mentioned Bob's critique of it. This episode is a very informative discussion of their views.Find articles and li…
 
Bob gives a guest lecture for Jonathan Newman's MA course for the Mises Institute, on the history of, and new developments in, the pure time preference theory of interest. After summarizing the work of Bohm-Bawerk, Fetter, and MIses, Bob explains his own perspective and then how Jeff Herbener partially agreed with Bob's critique. This episode sets …
 
Few people can be said to be the originator of a new science. Jim Spohrer is one of those rare beings. The science he originated is Service Science. You can read about the origination process at IBM Icons Of Progress (https://Mises.org/E4B_117_Icons). Jim currently is the Director of IBM’s Cognitive Opentech Group (COG). On the E4B podcast #117, he…
 
The US has millions of idle workers. In a normal economy this would put a damper on demand. But in our money-printing economy, consumer demand is surging even as production falls behind. An employment bubble is the result. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/how-trillions-newly-printed-money-created-labor-shortageThis Audio Mises Wire is gener…
 
China has reinvigorated its Health Silk Road (HSR) during the ongoing pandemic, with the country’s leadership promoting it as essential to building a “global community of common destiny”. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss the drivers of China’s HSR and the implications it will have on the geopolitics of the subcontinent. Link to Manoj's ne…
 
Do huge wealth redistribution schemes like Biden's new plan actually make people better off? Some people will get a net benefit. How how numerous are they? How many millions will take a net loss? The government has no idea.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/fundamental-economic-problem-bidens-rescue-planThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spo…
 
Now that the average American voter is barely paying attention—and that the US is facing an economic crisis and weak recovery—it has become politically expedient to move further toward wrapping up a couple more lost wars. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/united-states-has-declared-defeat-two-more-warsThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spon…
 
Liberty is dependent on two components: the state and society. But neither can ensure liberty by itself. In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan discuss the book "The Narrow Corridor", which examines the specific state-society dynamics needed for liberty to flourish. Link to the book - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/555400/the-n…
 
The ideas of critical race theory and critical white studies shield a ruling elite from vengeance by attempting to make the mass of white people the scapegoat for their own crimes.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/vengeance-and-sacrifice-whiteness-scapegoat-critical-race-theory-and-critical-whiteness-studiesThis Audio Mises Wire is generousl…
 
Representative democracy cannot subsist if a great part of the voters are on the government payroll. If elected officials no longer consider themselves servants of the taxpayers but deputies of those receiving salaries, doles, and subsidies, democracy is done for.Original Article: https://mises.org/library/bureaucrat-voterThis Audio Mises Wire is g…
 
America's "Old Right"—rooted in 19th century liberalism but birthed in the 1930s to oppose the New Deal—was strongly laissez-faire and non-interventionist. Murray Rothbard wrote the comprehensive story of that movement, it's influences and influence, and its destruction at the hands of Buckleyite Cold Warriorism. Modern conservatism sadly bears lit…
 
People must still compete for resources in a socialist economy. In fact, the competition is intense. On the other hand, thanks to markets, basic necessities—and even basic luxuries—are now more more accessible than ever. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/how-markets-have-delivered-more-economic-equalityThis Audio Mises Wire is generously spo…
 
Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the US government lift its six-decade economic embargo against Cuba? Don't bet on it.Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/its-time-end-embargo-against-cubaThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.…
 
Brain First Training Institute Founder Ramon David tells me how he helps people tap into high-performance motivation with his deep research and coaching experience (mybrainfirst.com). THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love lear…
 
An undiplomatic tweet by the foreign minister of the Philippines brought to light the regular forays of Chinese vessels into contested waters in the South China Sea. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Ruturaj Gowaikar to examine the events leading up to the minister’s outburst and place it in the context of the rise of China’s Maritime Militia…
 
The central bank has basically destroyed the business of risk, and commercial real estate remains a looming disaster. As a result, banks aren't lending to regular people. The economy increasingly relies on little more than newly printed money. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/thanks-fed-high-risk-small-time-borrower-becoming-thing-pastThis …
 
It seems that governments want to convince us that they have saved the world when the reality is that the misguided lockdowns were the cause of the economic debacle and lifting them is the main cause of the recovery. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/us-recovery-weak-especially-given-size-stimulusThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored…
 
Five years after the European migration and refugee crisis, displacement remains a pressing issue worldwide. According to the UNHCR, the global number of forcibly displaced people passed 80 million during 2020 – the highest estimate ever recorded. Several factors have contributed to this increase, including a rise in political violence and instabil…
 
Public health-related events can have local origins but if not contained can have global implications. There are a small handful of organizations that monitor such events around the world. Shambhavi Naik and Ruturaj Gowaikar discuss the origins of these organizations, how they function, and why they were not enough to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.…
 
The political climate that fostered panic and lockdowns a year ago is now changing. Legislatures are turning against governors and the public is no longer hysterical with fear. Politicians aren't sure what to do. Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/not-even-gretchen-whitmer-wants-more-cdcs-lockdownsThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored…
 
Russia’s relations with Western states receive a great deal of attention but its eastern frontiers are as consequential. Professor Artyom Lukin of Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University joins Aditya Pareek and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss Russia’s geopolitical ambitions in this sparsely populated region and how they could impact both East Asi…
 
Jason Stanley's book on fascism is a jumbled mess which seems primarily to exist for the purpose of smearing everything Stanley doesn't like with the label of "fascism." Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/you-wont-learn-much-about-fascism-book-fascismThis Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stac…
 
Don’t expect Fauci and his supporters to give up on insisting that New York and Michigan are doing "the right thing" while Texas and Florida are embracing "human sacrifice" as a part of a "death cult." Original Article: https://mises.org/wire/texas-ended-lockdowns-and-mask-mandates-now-locked-down-states-are-where-covid-growing-mostThis Audio Mises…
 
We can gain useful insights by winding business models back in time to see how they emerged and evolved. In the case of competing business models, we can analyze the different outcomes and perhaps assign some cause and effect analysis to interpret why one model variant performed better than another. How do we do that? Through the technique of entre…
 
In American Writers and World War I (Oxford University Press, 2020), David A. Rennie argues that authors' war writing continuously evolved in response to developments in their professional and personal lives. He examines texts by Edith Wharton, Ellen La Motte, Mary Borden, Thomas Boyd, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laurence Stallings, and Ernest Hemingway. …
 
How does France view its relationship with the world’s oceans? And how does that shape maritime cooperation with India? In this episode, Dr Virginie Saliou, Research Professor at France’s naval school, discusses her country’s unique approach to maritime affairs, its enduring presence in the Indian Ocean, and shared goals with India. This episode is…
 
Since January there has been a concerted effort by Democrat leaders, former deep state officials, and America’s most despicable neoconservatives to push the Biden administration to utilize the power of the federal government against the supporters of Donald Trump.Original Article: https://mises.org/power-market/american-right-new-target-washingtons…
 
Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election in November 2020 led to much debate about the future of American engagement in the Indo-Pacific. However, the first 100 days of his administration indicate strategic continuity with some key adjustments. Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan talk to Suyash Desai about Biden's approach to the Ind…
 
Rothbard called Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit "the best book on money ever written." But Rothbard himself may have written the best money book for lay readers, namely What Has Government Done to Our Money? Bob Murphy joins the show to discuss this superb and eminently readable tract: a mini-course on money itself, from its origins and uses…
 
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