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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Institute Publications

Capitalism in America: A History

Joakim Book reviews Greenspan and Wooldridge's Capitalism in America. What could go wrong with a book from a former Fed...

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Institute Publications

Beginning the Welfare State: Civil War Veterans’ Pensions

What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era?...

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Institute Publications

Taking Government Out of Politics: Murray Rothbard on Political and Local Reform during the Progressive Era

What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era?...

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Austrian Economics is No Longer the Unheard Music

Austrians will be vindicated, but will they be heard?

The Accad & Koka Report
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The Opioid Epidemic: Is Pharma To Blame?

Accad and Koka interview Jacob James Rich.

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The Menger-Mises Theory of the Origin of Money — Conjecture or Economic Law?

Is the standard Austrian theory of the origin of money "conjectural history"? Kristoffer Hansen's response to Gary...

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