Austrian economics

Steve Horwitz on Austrian Economics, Family, and Bleeding Heart Libertarians

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"In the 25 years since I've been studying central banking and competitive alternatives, there's never been so much attention on the Fed as there is right now, and there's never been so much critical attention," says Steve Horwitz, Austrian economist and professor at St. Lawrence University.

Reason TV's Nick Gillespie sat down with Horwitz at FreedomFest 2012 in Vegas and discussed the unprecedented scrutiny the Federal Reserve has faced in recent years, his work on how capitalism shaped the modern-day family, and why he identifies with Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians a year. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. For an ever-growing playlist, go here now:

About 9 minutes.

Camera by Tracy Oppenheimer and Alex Manning; edited by Zach Weissmueller

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