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A Call to Activism from the Late Margit von Mises

BlogJanuary 7, 2016

In a superb talk given on February 27, 1984, at an early Mises Institute event in New York City, Margit von Mises discusses the process by which she came to write the memoir of her late husband, as well as his impact on the world.

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A Bureaucracy Cannot Create a New Ideology

BlogJuly 8, 2015

Mises had diagnosed these problems long before they became apparent.  In a series of essays written between the two World Wars—but also in Omnipotent Government published in 1944—, Mises showed that in a world where governments interfere in their domestic markets, and...

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On Murray Rothbard's 89th Birthday

BlogMarch 2, 2015

Today would have been the 89th birthday of Murray Rothbard. In this 1988 essay, Ron Paul explores Murray Rothbard's importance in Paul's own political career and the importance of education and scholarship in changing political realities. 


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20 Years Later: The Legacy of Murray Rothbard

BlogJanuary 7, 2015

Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Murray Rothbard. 


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Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises's Suggested Research Topics: Progress Report

BlogDecember 4, 2014

Bettina-Bien Greaves took careful notes during Ludwig von Mises's New York seminars. Whenever he made a comment that suggested research paper or book, she jotted it down on a note card.


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Update on Toshio Murata, student of Mises in 1959-60

BlogJuly 28, 2014

Toshio Murata was a student of Mises in New York, and translated Human Action into Japanese. He is almost single-handedly responsible for creating an Austrian/Misesian movement in Japan. Marc Abela of Mises Japan sends us this update, along with some...

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A New One for the Photo Archives

BlogJune 15, 2014

Thanks to Walter Block who recently posted this photo on his Facebook page:

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Video: Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) Remembered

BlogMay 8, 2014

Peter Klein discusses the contributions of economist F. A. Hayek, born on this day in 1899.

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Bernanke Should Read Mises, says IBD

BlogMay 1, 2008

This is a wonderful article in the Investors Business Daily: He Made Free Markets Invaluable. The author is Paul Whitfield, and, unusually in the world of journalism, he put a ton of work into this. He...

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