I just received an email from a person who follows the work of the Mises Institute, and was confused by this site’s large archive of audio by Robert LeFevre, the founder of the Freedom School and a great libertarian publicist in the last century. This correspondent said that LeFevre was interested in politics only, so it makes no sense for him to be so heavily featured on an economics site.
This puzzled me, so I looked back at the archive to find: What is Money?, Property and Ownership, Collective Ownership, Value: What and How?, What is Banking?, The Great Depression, The Fear of Monopoly 1, 2, 3, and 4, among many other audio files on economic topics.
It’s true that the lines between economics and politics can become blurry in pratice, even if they are sharp in theory. Still, it’s clear that LeFevre learned his economics from the Austrians. The series of lectures on this site would make a very good introduction to economics. So I’m not sure I understand the basis of this correspondant’s point.