On Show 20 of the MisesUK.Org podcast, regular host Andy Duncan spoke with Claudio Grass, a Mises Ambassador for the Mises Institute and a precious metals advisor based in Switzerland, about Hayek’s ideas on the denationalisation of money. These stem from Hayek’s book on this subject first published in 1976. They focussed on the removal of the state from the production of money and the relevancy of Hayek’s ideas in this newer age of cryptocurrencies, along with the older monies of gold, silver, and other valuable commodities, possibly also becoming combined with the latest block chain technologies.
Tonight, on Show 19 of the MisesUK.Org podcast, regular host Andy Duncan spoke with Ryan McMaken, who is editor of both ‘Mises Wire’ and ‘The Austrian’, at the Mises Institute, in Auburn, Alabama, as well as the host on ‘Radio Rothbard’. They spoke about trade wars, trade tariffs, and other such matters, particularly in regard to the recent rumblings coming out of President Donald Trump’s White House, about such matters.
Tonight, on show 18 of the MisesUK.Org podcast, regular host Andy Duncan spoke with Duncan Whitmore, who was the recent winner of our Mises UK Essay competition and who also spoke at our recent Mises UK conference. They spoke about economics, hard money, monetary inflation, the potential collapse of the EU, Brexit, the glorious Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, the abominable Theresa May PM, Hayek, Mises, the spread of Austrian School economics, decentralisation, localisation, secession, the Holy Roman Empire, the wonder of Switzerland, the British state’s National Health Service, and a few other measly extraneous matters.
Tonight on Show 17 of the MisesUK.Org Podcast, Andy Duncan speaks with Tom Rogers about his Mises UK Essay, which was a runner-up in our 2017 Essay Competition. The essay was entitled, ‘Oil wars: Is this an accurate summary of US-led interventions in the Middle East of the 21st century?’. We explore that topic in a little more depth, as we approach nearly three decades of heavy western involvement in the Middle East since President Reagan pulled out the U.S. Marines from Lebanon, in 1984. We also talk about the human nature of warfare, the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, and the book ‘Nineteen-Eighty-Four’, by George Orwell, amongst other subjects.
Tonight on Show 16 of the MisesUK.Org Podcast, Andy Duncan speaks with Austrian Economist, Swithun Dobson, about the ‘Great British Economy’. They discuss the potential bubble in the British housing market, quantitative easing, British state deficits, the magic money tree of the Bank of England, the immediate future of the Conservative Party’s leadership, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and the economic potential of Brexit.
Though ultimately about the future, this will also be a speech that dwells on the past. The first past event that I wish to discuss is what happened in June 2017. When I stood down as Director of the Libertarian Alliance, I was asked if I had taken leave of my senses. I was not visibly broken down by age and ill health. I had evidently not run out of things to say. Why, then, was I steeping aside in favour of a young man who was nearly forty years my junior?…