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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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Non Amo Te, Ahmari

El libre mercado no es una asociación entre el gobierno y los negocios, en la que los «capitalistas amiguetes» y los...

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Can Econometric Models Provide a Laboratory Setting for Economic Analysis?

Econometric models are constructed with the idea that they can be substituted for authentic human action. Not...

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Libertarianism and the Importance of Understanding Causality

A bedrock of Austrian economic thinking is the notion of causality. A libertarian worldview also requires the...

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Preserving the Statist Quo: Creating a Generation of Welfare-ing, Libertine Narcissists

Not only is Washington in political turmoil, but the policies emanating from the Beltway are more incoherent than ever.

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America the Obese: How Taxpayers Are Forced to Ruin Their Health

Since the original sugar tariff of 1789, US government policy has been to subsidize sugar, a policy that has led to...

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Progressive Interventionism Is Ruining American Healthcare

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again: demanding government intervention in the nation's healthcare system to deal with...