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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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Mises Media

The True Cost of Taxation Is Much Higher Than Your Tax Bill

If we look beyond the mere tax revenue totals, we begin to understand that the cost of taxation to society is far...

Audio Mises Wire
Mises Media

Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis

The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard...

Pope Benedict
Institute Publications

Benedict XVI: A Life

Peter Seewald has published an extensive biography of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, which will be of special interest to...

Institute Publications

The Straussian Labyrinth

The problem with Strauss is that while favoring what he considers to be the classical and Christian concepts of natural...

Radio Rothbard
Mises Media

Rothbard Week: 5 Great Things About Murray

Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss five reasons why Rothbard's work is so memorable.

The Human Action Podcast
The Human Action Podcast

Daniel Lacalle on Freedom or Equality

If leaders are serious about economic recovery after lockdowns, they need to dispense with authoritarian controls and...

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