Archive for November, 2011

Learn Austrian Economics

November 12, 2011

For some reason or another I missed this very impressive resource list of essays, books, and videos that Tom Woods put together for those interested in a beginner’s guide to Austrian economics.

Tom begins with elementary texts on economic reasoning and then supplements this with a video series by various excellent professors who discuss one chapter of Henry Hazlit’s Economics in One Lesson each.

He then builds on this basic knowledge with a variety of books, audio, and video that will keep you busy for the rest of the year.

And when you are done you can proceed here to the Mises Media page and here then to the Molinari Institute’s Heritage of Dissent: An Online Library of Radical Libertarian Classics to keep you occupied for the next decade.

Friedrich Hayek on Social Evolution and the Origins of Tradition

November 4, 2011

Libertarianism.org has released this exclusive video from November 22, 1983 of F. A. Hayek discussing the evolution of morality and social norms, arguing that they result from unplanned, emergent processes. He contrasts this conclusion with other philosophical accounts of law and morality.

A short clip from a rare Murray Rothbard lecture is also available, but I would encourage others to ask that the complete lecture on “Mises, Keynes, Friedman, Laffer: The Austrian Perspective” be made available.