About Mises

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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 Weekends with Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends

Jim Bovard on Our Slavish Devotion to Politics

Jeff Deist and Jim Bovard discuss what's wrong with our body politic.

George Washington

George Washington: An Image and Its Influence

Washington took office in 1789 and was viewed as a hero. Were the effects of the influence that accompanied this...

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Kansas Bleeds

In this episode, Chris Calton describes the erupting tensions between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers and...

The Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises

The Theory of Money & Credit

This book remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money to ever appear. Download...

Robert P. Murphy

Culture Wars and Secession

Presented in Orlando, Florida, on 9 December 2017.

Jeff Deist

A Small Revolution

Presented in Orlando, Florida, on 9 December 2017.

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