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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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Joe Salerno: Economics is Broken

What kind of revolution is needed to save economics as a profession?


Why I Support the Mises Institute — It Is a Beacon of Truth

The Mises Institute is the mast unto which principled libertarians and proponents of sound economics can tie themselves.

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Jeff Deist: The Role of the Mises Institute

Here's a hint: it's not politics, it's not public policy, and it's not lobbying.

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Review of Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

An economics that forsakes the dignity of the human person and his capacity for creativity and aesthetics does so at...

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Review of The Ontology and Function of Money: The Philosophical Fundamentals of Monetary Institutions

This ambitious new book on the foundations of money and monetary institutions is an impressive interdisciplinary...

The Mises View: Peter G. Klein

The Mises View: "Basket Case"

As Peter Klein explains, resources in a modern economy are complex and specific — which is why we need free markets.