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Windows Media Video (.wmv) Environmentalism and Privatization

As intereviewed on CBC's CKVU and on "WestCoast"; December 5, 1989 [9:20]

Walter Block Thursday, November 30, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Case for Free Trade, Not Imperialism

Walter Block Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Financing the Empire

Mark Thornton Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Walter Block, Guest Appearance on "Our Story"

Walter Block Thursday, November 09, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Property, Land, Contract (video)

Roderick T. Long Friday, June 30, 2006
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Walter Block, Second Guest Appearance on "Our Story"

Originally aired on NOA-TV, New Orleans, Lousiana; February 28, 2007. This is Professor Block's second appearance on "Our Story."

Walter Block Monday, February 19, 2007
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Walter Block, Second Guest Appearance on "Our Story"

Originally aired on NOA-TV, New Orleans, Lousiana; February 28, 2007. This is Professor Block's second appearance on "Our Story."

Walter Block Monday, February 19, 2007
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 14. War and Foreign Policy

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:34:45]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, August 11, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 13. Conservation, Ecology, and Growth

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [59:00]

Murray N. Rothbard Thursday, August 03, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 12. The Public Sector, III: Police, Law, and the Courts

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:20:34]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, July 28, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 11. The Public Sector, II: Streets and Roads

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [37:11]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, July 21, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 10. The Public Sector, I: Government in Business

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [18:45]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, July 14, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 8. Welfare and the Welfare State

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:24:23]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, June 30, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 6. Personal Liberty

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:13:02]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, June 16, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 2. The Libertarian Creed: Property and Exchange

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [1:10:29]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, May 19, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 1. The Libertarian Heritage: The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism

Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach [59:12]

Murray N. Rothbard Friday, May 05, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Introduction

Introduction Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. For A New Liberty

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Friday, May 05, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Issue of Tariffs: How U.S. Revenue Collection Was Turned Inside-Out

Brown Bag Seminar, Mises Institute; May 19, 2005. The handouts from this lecture are available for Download (in PDF). [58:57]

John Sophocleus Thursday, May 19, 2005
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Intellectual Property and Libertarianism

Intellectual Property and Libertarianism Gary North Mises Univeristy 2009

Stephan Kinsella Thursday, July 30, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Intellectual Property and Libertarianism

Intellectual Property and Libertarianism Gary North Mises Univeristy 2009

Stephan Kinsella Thursday, July 30, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Roads, Education, and Waterways: The Case Against Public Services

Roads, Education, and Waterways: The Case Against Public Services Walter Block The Mises Circle: Great Economic Myths

Walter Block Friday, February 08, 2008
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Incredible Bread Machine Film

A film by Theo Kamecke. Written by Karl Keating, Susan Love Brown, Patrea Post and Stuart Smith. Released in 1975. [29:46]

Theo Kamecke Monday, November 30, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Interventionism

Interventionism Various Artists Mises University 2009

Walter Block Friday, July 31, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Interventionism

Interventionism Various Artists Mises University 2009

Walter Block Friday, July 31, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Economics of Recycling

The Economics of Recycling Various Artists Economics for High School Students

Floy Lilley Friday, November 20, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Economics of Recycling

The Economics of Recycling Various Artists Economics for High School Students

Floy Lilley Friday, November 20, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Conclusion

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Appendix: Some Questionable Examples of Patents and Copyrights

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) IP as Contract

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) IP and Property Rights

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Libertarian Perspectives on IP

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Summary of IP Law

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Property Rights: Tangible and Intangible

Read by Jock Coats.

Stephan Kinsella Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Planned Society

Lecture 8 in Ralph Raico's seminar, "History: The Struggle For Liberty".

Ralph Raico Friday, September 03, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Writers Can Prosper Without Intellectual Property

Gennady Stolyarov II is an actuary, independent philosophical essayist, composer, amateur mathematician, and the editor-in-chief of the "Rational Argumentator" (rationalargumentator.com) and the "Progress of Liberty" (progressofliberty.today.com).

Gennady Stolyarov II Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Not Yours to Give

Taken from Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader, compiled by Bettina Bien Greaves (pp. 227-231). Read by Dr. Floy Lilley. [19:24]

David Crockett Thursday, May 07, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Spread of Humans Around the World: The Extension and Intensification of the Division of Labor

Hans-Hermann Hoppe presents lecture two in his Economy, Society & History series; "The Spread of Humans Around the World: The Extension and Intensification of the Division of Labor" in 2004.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Friday, September 03, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Nature of Man and the Human Condition: Language, Property, and Production

Hans-Hermann Hoppe presents the first lecture in his Economy, Society & History series; "The Nature of Man and the Human Condition: Language, Property, and Production" in 2004.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Friday, September 03, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Law

How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in jail?

These are among the most intriguing issues in political and economic philosophy. More specifically, the problem of law that itself violates law is an insurmountable conundrum of all statist philosophies.

The problem has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this essay by Frederic Bastiat from 1850. The essay might have been written today. It applies in ever way to our own time, which is precisely why so many people credit this one essay for showing them the light of liberty.

Bastiat's essay here is timeless because applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live.

And so we have this legendary essay, written in a white heat against the leaders of 19th century France, the reading of which has shocked millions out of their toleration of despotism. This new edition from the Mises Institute revives a glorious translation that has been out of print for a hundred years, one that circulated in Britain in the generation that followed Bastiat’s death.

This newly available translation provides new insight into Bastiat’s argument. It is a more sophisticated, more subsantial, and more precise rendering than any in print.

The question that Bastiat deals with: how to tell when a law is unjust or when the law maker has become a source of law breaking? When the law becomes a means of plunder it has lost its character of genuine law. When the law enforcer is permitted to do with others’ lives and property what would be illegal if the citizens did them, the law becomes perverted.

Bastiat doesn’t avoid the difficult issues, such as why should we think that a democratic mandate can convert injustice to justice. He deals directly with the issue of the expanse of legislation:

It is not true that the mission of the law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our will, our education, our sentiments, our sentiments, our exchanges, our gifts, our enjoyments. Its mission is to prevent the rights of one from interfering with those of another, in any one of these things. Law, because it has force for its necessary sanction, can only have the domain of force, which is justice.

More from Bastiat's The Law:

Socialism, like the old policy from which it emanates, confounds Government and society. And so, every time we object to a thing being done by Government, it concludes that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of education by the State — then we are against education altogether. We object to a State religion — then we would have no religion at all. We object to an equality which is brought about by the State then we are against equality, etc., etc. They might as well accuse us of wishing men not to eat, because we object to the cultivation of corn by the State.

How is it that the strange idea of making the law produce what it does not contain — prosperity, in a positive sense, wealth, science, religion — should ever have gained ground in the political world? The modern politicians, particularly those of the Socialist school, found their different theories upon one common hypothesis; and surely a more strange, a more presumptuous notion, could never have entered a human brain.

They divide mankind into two parts. Men in general, except one, form the first; the politician himself forms the second, which is by far the most important.

Bastiat concludes his penetrating analysis with this:

The social organs are constituted so as to enable them to develop harmoniously in the grand air of liberty. Away, then, with quacks and organizers! Away with their rings, and their chains, and their hooks, and their pincers! Away with their artificial methods! Away with their social laboratories, their governmental whims, their centralization, their tariffs, their universities, their State religions, their inflationary or monopolizing banks, their limitations, their restrictions, their moralizations, and their equalization by taxation! And now, after having vainly inflicted upon the social body so many systems, let them end where they ought to have begun — reject all systems, and try of liberty — liberty, which is an act of faith in God and in His work.

This special Mises Institute edition is priced for the largest possible distribution. Whether you buy one or one hundred, you can look forward to one of the most penetrating and powerful essays written in the history of political economy.

Frederic Bastiat Thursday, October 09, 2008
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Conservation and Property Rights

The sixth in a series of eight lectures. [54:35]

Murray N. Rothbard Sunday, February 29, 2004
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Aristotle on Private Property and Money

Aristotle on Private Property and Money Ludwig von Mises Audio Mises Daily

Murray N. Rothbard Monday, December 07, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Evils of Intellectual Property

The Evils of Intellectual Property John Sophocleus Auburn University Libertarians

Jeffrey A. Tucker Thursday, November 19, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) Meltdown

Why the heck is this happening to us? What happened to mortgages, to banks, to large retailers, to retirement savings, to stock prices, to the availability of credit? How could so many errors have coincided?

To the media pundits and government officials, this is a market failing that requires the government to take trillions of dollars from you and run the money presses full time. Otherwise we are doomed.

But there is another way to look at the great market collapse of 2008: the whole thing, including the bubble that preceded it, is the fault of the government and the Fed. All attempts to "fix" the problem are like forcing the patient to swallow more of the poison from which he currently suffers.

Mises.org has been making this argument, and warned of the coming crash years ago. But where can you find the argument explained for the average person in a convenient package, without technical jargon and with logic and facts?

Enter Tom Woods with his blockbuster book Meltdown. It's all here, all the information you need to understand what is happening and what to do about it. It is billed as a free-market response to the crisis but it is more precisely an Austrian School response.

He covers the problem of housing subsidies, of low interest loans, of the absurdities of the boom times, and how it was inevitable that they would come to an end. He puts the fault right where it belongs: with the government and the central bank.

He further blasts the political establishment for taking exactly the wrong path in response. Interest rates should be raised, not lowered. Government spending should be cut, not increased. Tax should be reduced. Regulations should be cut, not expanded. On the current path, the bozos in Washington are going to wreck whatever hope for recovery there is.

The great thing about this volume is that it is rooted in serious ideas. We aren't talking about some quicky investment book by a media talking head. Professor Woods is steeped in the ideas of Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard, and never misses a chance to explain the relationship between theory and reality. It contains what might be the clearest explanation of Austrian business cycle theory ever written.

This book is a fantastic weapon in the intellectual battle that is taking place right now. It needs to become a bestseller, and it could. You can do your part by distributing it as widely as possible. History really does hang in the balance.

From the Inside Flap
Is Capitalism the Culprit?

The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market--and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

And the trillions of dollars in federal bailouts? Our politicians' ham-handed attempts to fix the problems they themselves created will only make things much worse. Woods, a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and winner of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award, busts the media myths and government spin. He explains how government intervention in the economy--from the Democratic hobby horse called Fannie Mae to affirmative action programs like the Community Redevelopment Act--actually caused the housing bubble.

Most important, Woods, author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, traces this most recent boom-and-bust--and all such booms and busts of the past century--back to one of the most revered government institutions of all: the Federal Reserve System, which allows busy-body bureaucrats and ambitious politicians to pull the strings of our financial sector and manipulate the value of the very money we use.

Meltdown also provides a timely history lesson to counter the current clamor for a new New Deal. The Great Depression, Woods demonstrates, was only as deep and as long as it was because of the government interventions by Herbert Hoover (no free-market capitalist, despite what your high school history teacher may have taught you) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (no savior of the American economy, in spite of what the mainstream media says). If you want to understand what caused the financial meltdown--and why none of the big-government solutions being tried today will work--Meltdown explains it all.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Monday, June 15, 2009
Windows Media Video (.wmv) The Privatization of Roads and Highways

A panel discussion with Walter Block, sponsored by the Federalist Society, University of Tennessee College of Law, 26 January 2009. [1:37:00]

Walter Block Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Ecological Benefits of Smart Growth: Where is the Science?

Brown Bag Seminar, Mises Institute; May 12, 2005. [42:07]

David N. Laband Thursday, May 12, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) The Origin and Nature of International Conflict

The Origin and Nature of International Conflict Hans-Hermann Hoppe Imperialism: Enemy of Freedom

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Friday, November 10, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) 'Post-Katrina' Radio Interview

As recorded on the Deke Bellavia radio program, WWL 870AM, New Orleans, Lousiana; March 29, 2006 [33:03]

Walter Block Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) A No-Nonsense Look at U.S. Energy Policy

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, "Energy: Fossil and Bio-Business, Technical, and Economic Considerations"; May 4, 2007 [18:07]

Mark Thornton Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Protection and the Market for Security

Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses Protection and the Market for Security in absence of the state at Mises University on August 6th, 2004.

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Monday, July 11, 2005
Audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.) Privatization: Roads, Eminent Domain

Walter Block discusses Privatization: Roads, Eminent Domain at Mises University on August 4th, 2004.

Walter Block Wednesday, July 06, 2005
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