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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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With Mass Shootings, the State Makes Us Less Safe
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With Mass Shootings, the State Makes Us Less Safe

President Obama has claimed that mass shootings do not occur in other countries. But, the data is clear that they do...

The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent
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The Good Ol' Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

Bernie Sanders and other advocates for more taxes like to note that income tax rates hit 90 percent in the 1950s. What...

The Week in Review: November 21, 2015
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The Week in Review: November 21, 2015

The Paris attacks forced the world’s attention away from causes such as the plight of “white privilege...

Louis Rouanet on Mises Weekends
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Louis Rouanet: The Paris Terror Attacks

Jeff Deist and Louis Rouanet discuss the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

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European Borders May be Redrawn as Europe Embraces Nationalism

EU members are closing their borders across Europe, effectively redrawing the map. But this doesn't mean an end to...

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Praxeology of Coercion: Catallactics vs. Cratics

In this paper, a “praxeology of coercion,” or, more precisely, an analysis of interpersonal actions...