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Robert Murphy: Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action

February 2, 2017

Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely talks with Robert Murphy, author of Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action, his new book on the economic theories of Ludwig von Mises.

Murphy’s book is a successful attempt to present for a modern audience Mises’ enormously influential 1949 treatise Human Action, which can be difficult even for college-level economics students to digest. Lakely and Murphy also discuss the history of the Austrian School of economics, Mises’ place in the pantheon of economic thought, and his influence and conflicts with his professional contemporaries John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman. They also get in a few digs at popular left-wing economist and columnist Paul Krugman.

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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute. @jlakely