Archive for Jeff Deist

All Videos from ‘Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure’

From the April 11 Seminar: Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure. A seminar for High School and College Students

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Video: Matt Drudge and Information Overload

For the text version, see today’s Mises Daily. 

Presented at “Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure”: a free seminar for high school and college students. Hosted at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 11 April 2014.

Audio: Jeff Deist on Austrian Economics 101

Andy Duncan interviews the president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Jeff Deist. Topics for this discussion include Jeff’s vision for the Institute, how Austrian economics can help make people wealthier, and how to gain practical knowledge about the Austrian school.

Punching Above Our Weight

6706Jeff Deist writes in today’s Mises Daily:

Last week the Mises Institute hosted another outstanding Austrian Economics Research Conference at our campus in Auburn. Attendees enjoyed three days of cross-disciplinary presentations by more than 50 academics, PhD candidates, and economics/finance professionals, all working in the most provocative traditions of Austrian and libertarian thought. We also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the South Royalton conference, the first academic conference devoted to Austrian economics in the US and a watershed event in the modern Austrian movement.

Watch James Grant’s speech and you’ll catch his reference to boxer Jake LaMotta. LaMotta was a notoriously big middleweight, often fighting men 10 pounds lighter. The Mises Institute, by contrast, punches above its weight. A recent Forbes article demonstrates that we are a real heavyweight online. Among free-market think tanks, we rank first in YouTube channel subscribers, second in overall website visitors, and third in social media presence.

We do this with a budget that is a tiny fraction of the big organizations in DC, organizations that spend their days promoting superficial changes in public policy. We do it without billionaires funding us, without currying favor with the political class, without receiving government money, and without wasting time looking for liberty in all the wrong places.

Youtube Version: Jeff Deist Interview with Ron Paul

Yesterday’s video featuring Jeff Deist and Ron Paul has been added to Youtube. This version is also slightly longer:

Audio: Jeff Deist Interview on Economics and Foreign Policy

Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Jeff Deist explains how economics, foreign policy, and peace are interrelated.

Audio: Jeff Deist on Power Trading Radio

February 24, 2014: John O’Donnell and Merlin Rothfeld welcome Mises Institute President Jeff Deist to Power Trading Radio. Jeff talks about his new role and what the Mises Institute’s goals.


Video: Support the Austrian Economics Research Conference

Please help by supporting our Austrian Economics Research Conference, the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School. This conference brings together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition.

Audio: A Misesian View of the Economy

Interviewed by hosts Merlin Rothfeld and John O’Donnell, Jeff Deist talks about his new role as President of the Mises Institute and what the Institute’s goals are. He also discusses the current economic situation, alternative currency methods, and politicians who share an Austrian-friendly view of the markets.


A Conversation With Jeff Deist About the Austrian School

6668Mises Institute President Jeff Deist is interviewed in today’s Mises Daily:

Deist: At the time a small group of Austro-libertarian students had assembled in Las Vegas to study under Murray. With the addition of Hans Hoppe, UNLV clearly had become the top economics program in the US for graduate students interested in Austrian training. I was able to attend a few of Murray’s course lectures, which not surprisingly (to those familiar with his lifestyle) were held in the evening! Needless to say the lectures were fast-paced and filled with references beyond the mainstream, giving only a hint of Murray’s vast range of knowledge. Encouraged by Joe and his excitement for Rothbard’s teaching, I decided to explore further.

At the time I was already a committed libertarian, but lacked any real intellectual framework to integrate free market economics with ethics, philosophy, law, and political liberty.

Remember that much of what passed for free-market or libertarian thought at the time remained mired in 1980s Reaganite clichés. Supply-side economics was still the focus of the Right, with many otherwise sensible people talking about the Laffer Curve and maximizing tax revenue! Quasi-utilitarian arguments flourished in the economics mainstream, ceding the intellectual high ground in favor of arguments that free markets merely “worked” better.