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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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Edward Stringham on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Edward Stringham on Radically Rethinking Police

Ed Stringham and Jeff Deist discuss why the US criminal justice system is broken, and how private security firms could...

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FedWatch

Our Lawless Central Bank

The Fed's modern method of policymaking is best described as "ad hoc." This is a big problem for entrepreneurs and most...

Anthony Gill at the Mises Institute
Audio/Video

Teaching "Tips": An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuities

Using the long-standing cultural practice of tipping, Gill explores a variety of important economic concepts.

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FedWatch

The ECB Blames Inflation on Everything but Itself

The ECB prefers to do what all central banks did just before the 2009 great recession: blame inflation on rising food...

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FedWatch

Recent Fed Speeches

The FOMC meeting is over and various Fed officials are back on the speaking circuit. Here is a summary of recent...

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FedWatch

Oil Is Cheap — Why OPEC Can’t Do Anything About It

Only the future will tell if OPEC’s measures have any effect on oil prices or if our interpretation that they aren’t...

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