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6. Mises in His Prime

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07/26/2007Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Mises was in his prime from 1920-1934 while he was 39-53 years old. Three main areas in these years were certain people, his intellectual contributions, and other work.

Hayek, Machlup, Robbins, and Margit were chief among the people. Intellectually, he found socialism and interventionism to be inefficient. Mises refines his business cycle theory. He strengthens the case for free banking. Economics begins with choice. The theories are a priori. Mises worked on sociology, history, and epistemological problems of economics. He reported on the causes of the great depression in Austrian and wonders why the crisis lasts so long. He determines that it is interventionism that prolongs the crisis. He identified that union wage rates were obstacles to recovery.

Lecture 6 of 10 from The Life, Times, and Work of Ludwig von Mises, a George and Joele Eddy Seminar.

Mises in His Prime | Jörg Guido Hülsmann


Contact Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Jörg Guido Hülsmann is senior fellow of the Mises Institute where he holds the 2018 Peterson-Luddy Chair and was director of research for Mises Fellows in residence 1999-2004.  He is author of Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism and The Ethics of Money Production. He teaches in France, at Université d'Angers. His full CV is here.

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