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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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Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2
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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 4: War in Nicaragua

Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends

Michael Malice on North Korea's "Economy"

Michael Malice and Jeff Deist discuss the bizarre economics of life in a country with virtually no outside trade.

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2
Audio/Video

Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 3: The Republic of Nicaragua

Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends

Mark Thornton: Is the Bust Here?

With stock markets in turmoil earlier this week, Mark Thornton and Jeff Deist discuss booms and busts.

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2
Audio/Video

Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 2: Nicaragua Conquered

Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends

Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the true costs of war.

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