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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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Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?

All of the excess of unproductive debt issued during the period of complacency will exacerbate the problem in 2023 and...

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How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse

Many investors forget that when the easy money is flowing, financial mediocrities and even outright frauds can be made...

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Without Easy Money, the Tech Sector Faces Layoffs and Losses

Cheap money in the last decade has meant good times for companies that barely make money and hire employees who barely...

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Are Progressive "Experts" Fallible? Yes, But Don't Tell Them That

Ours is an age of the progressive expert who nearly always is wrong but still is embraced by progressive politicians,...

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The Housing Boom Is Already Over. The Housing Shortage Will Continue.

One might assume that new rounds of monetary stimulus will bring new peaks in housing construction, reversing the...

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In the Red: The Federal Reserve’s Portfolio Joins the Rest of the Market

The Federal Reserve has not only mismanaged the US economy; even its own "portfolio" is underwater.