In Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, Jörg Guido Hülsmann has surely written the definitive personal and intellectual biography of perhaps the greatest economist of the 20th century.
Hülsmann takes us into the world of Mises’ childhood, and the intellectual climate of his day. Hülsmann’s knowledge of economics enables him to explain and evaluate Mises’ major works and the various arguments with which Mises contested. One of Mises’ major works, Socialism, converted many to the market economy, and left the socialists of his day without a viable system.
In his lecture, The Impossibility of Limited Government, Hans-Hermann Hoppe examines three sources of American national pride. The sources include, (1) America’s colonial past of natural human liberty, (2) the original American revolution, and (3) the American constitution. In Professor Hoppe’s view the first two are justified sources of pride, but the third represents a fateful error.
Quality political humour is important to keep politicians in check. Weekly Radio Address is hilarious. The spoken likeness to President George W Bush is extraordinary. Go to WeeklyRadioAddress.com or subscribe in iTunes.
In 1Mhz, Carrington Vanston has created an excellent Apple II podcast. Carrington presents Apple II news and software reviews mixed with personal stories. Research is extensive and presented with humour in an easy to follow way.
Ken Schoolland has produced a great presentation, The Philosophy of Liberty. At only 8 minutes long it is one of the best and most easily accessible presentations I have seen on this topic.
In Environmental and Resource Economics, Walter Block, Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, shows how the free market can solve environmental problems. Current environmental problems he says are not caused by market failure, but by government failure in not allowing private property to operate in a free market.
In Welcome to North Korea, Dutch film makers Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema give an all too brief view of the realities of life in communist North Korea. The full realty is hidden from view, as the film makers are escorted by their hosts to the various monuments and museums of the capital, Pyongyang.
In The Christ Files, published by Blue Bottle Books, John Dickson explores how historians know what they know about Jesus. He give examples of sources used by historians such as ancient Greko-Roman texts, Jewish writings, new testament sources, the oral tradition, the old testament and archaeology.
John Dickson presents Reflection on 103.2 FM at 10 pm every week night. In this show of about 10 minutes, John Dickson presents a mix of new material, and his books in spoken form.
Watch out folks! Apparently my brother is thinking about things. Who knew?
My brother Tim has started his own blog, Hammer Time. To keep up to date, you can subscribe to his atom feed. I’ll be expecting some insightful observations about AFL, Christianity, and … other things. Bring it on Hammer!