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​Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #123: Economics, Freedom, and Peace. (Interview with Jeff Deist)

May 5, 2017


Show Summary: This is the main man! The president of the Mises Institute! The one and only Jeff Deist! Mr. Deist talks to us about his experiences and path toward libertarianism. Jeff also talks about his experiences with Dr. Ron Paul as his chief of staff! This was one of our most memorable interviews ever on the show!

About the Guest: Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, where he serves as a writer, a public speaker, and a dedicated activist for free markets and a more libertarian society. He previously worked as a longtime advisor and chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, for whom he wrote hundreds of articles and speeches. In his years with Dr. Paul he worked with countless grassroots activists and organizations dedicated to reducing the size and scope of government.

Jeff also spent many years as a tax attorney advising private equity clients on mergers & acquisitions.

Guest Website

Host Website

Johnny  Rocket Launch Pad

Special Offer

The Mises Institute in SEATTLE May 20th!Get 50% off your tickets! tickets are available to Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Listeners for $25 per person (half the regular rate) by going to or calling 800-OF-MISES (800-636-4737) and mentioning Johnny Rocket. When they register they will receive a confirmation with event details. Admission includes sessions, substantial brunch with cash bar, and free materials. The Mises Bookstore will be on-site with books for sale that are autographed by the speakers. At the registration webpage they also have a choice of obtaining a ticket to join the speakers at the May 19 Mariners vs White Sox game for a donation of $100 to the Mises Institute.

Books Discussesd


Website(s) Mentioned

Libertarian Party Of Washington State

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Recorded At

Speed of Sound Studios  (Seattle Washington)

Misc Info

The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is pre-recorded,  mixed, and mastered by Curt Nelson from  Speed of Sound and Tommy Sound.The theme song of The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is "Over You" Performed by:  The Hot Roddin' Romeos from the record Boozehounds released by: Splatterhouse Wreckords