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We are the worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement.

The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides us. Accordingly, we seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. We encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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A Collection of Bovardian Epigrams

Wisdom from James Bovard on the train wreck that is American democracy.

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Jeff Deist on the Religiosity of Election Day

Jeff Deist joins David Gornoski on A Neighbor's Choice to talk about the religiosity of democratic elections,...

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Populism Worked for the Pro-Freedom Party in the Past. Can It Work Again?

Is it still possible to "rouse the masses of people against the elites that are looting them" in effective numbers? As...

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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world...

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3 Reasons the Left Keeps Winning

The Left recognizes the importance of education in forming Americans’ ideology. The Left takes a long-term view. The...

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How to Limit Social Media's Power without Growing Government

Doing what we can to help narrow Section 230 immunities back to a free speech interpretation could solve this while...

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