Two New Podcasts were Launched:
Audio recordings of Mises Wire articles, offering contemporary news and opinion through the lens of Austrian economics and libertarian political economy. Audio Mises Wire is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and via RSS.
Radio Rothbard is a series of short podcasts based on columns and research from the Mises Institute's Mises Wire. Topics include economics, comparative politics, and history. Radio Rothbard is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and via RSS.
Translations on Mises Wire:
- We are now adding daily new Spanish translations of Mises Wire articles, as well as articles from the JLS, QJAE, and our other journals, and even books in Spanish.
- A small group of Korean professors, steeped in the Austrian and classical-liberal tradition, created MisesWireKorea and are translating articles from Mises Wire into Korean. Their efforts were rewarded when they were approached by a large, anti-mainstream news website to run MisesWireKorea as a weekly column.
Austrian Economics Research Conference:
AERC is a two-day, annual gathering of international scholars doing research in and expanding the literature of the Austrian tradition. This year we hosted 125 attendees representing universities from 28 states and 9 foreign countries.
- Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture presented by James Bovard — Why Washington Never Learns
- Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture presented by Kevin Dowd — The Failure of Monetary Stimulus
- Lou Church Memorial Lecture presented by Shawn Ritenour — Austrian Economics as Common Grace
- F. A. Hayek Memorial Lecture presented by Roger Garrison — The Road to Hayek
- Murray N. Rothbard Memorial Lecture presented by Richard Ebeling — Lessons About Mises the Man from His Moscow "Lost Papers"
Mark Thornton's book, The Economics of Prohibition, was translated into Portuguese. He did an interview with Revista Veja, the most important magazine in Brazil, to help promote the book there.
Faculty, Associated Scholars, and More:
- Joe Salerno presented a lecture to the Austrian Economics Forum at North Carolina State University on Deflation: Myths and Reality on February 18
- Professor James Yohe, Mises Research Fellow alumnus and associated scholar, brought his economics class from Gadsden State College to the Institute on March 9 for a lecture series with Joe Salerno, Mark Thornton, and Jeff Deist
- The Mises Institute was excited to return to Student's For Liberty's annual conference in Washington, DC, in February. LibertyCon offered our staff the opportunity to talk to students from all around the world, inviting them to programs such as Mises U and our Rothbard Graduate Seminar. We also hosted our first breakout session at the conference, featuring three past (and soon to be returning) research fellows. Louis Rouanet (George Mason University), Tate Fegley (George Mason University), and Chris Calton (Institute for Humane Studies) talked about their experiences at the Institute, and how our programs have benefited their academic careers.
- Jeff Deist was invited by former Mises Fellow and now president of Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Gabriel Calzada to share his thoughts about the value of modern higher education. He was joined by Bryan Caplan and Chris Rufer at one of the most attended LibertyCon sessions of the conference.
Two New Mises Academy Courses were Launched:
- Development Economics from an Austrian Perspective with Professor G.P. Manish
- The Economics of Bitcoin: A Primer with Professor Malavika Nair
- The Mises Bookstore warehouse is now locally located in neighboring Opelika, Alabama. We are now better able to manage all aspects of our book orders, offer same day shipping, give better customer service, and best of all, lower our costs.
- Two new book releases: Austro-Libertarian View, a 3-volume set by David Gordon and the Austro-Libertarian Critique of Public Choice by Tom DiLorenzo and Walter Block.
- Two new audio books: The Progressive Era by Murray Rothbard and The Theory of Money and Credit by Ludwig von Mises. Both also available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
Our library recently joined the OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center, making our online library more accessible to researchers. With OCLC now under our belt we are working toward getting included in the prestigious global WorldCat library system.
Top 10 Most Popular Articles from the First Quarter of 2018:
- The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to "Developed" Countries by Ryan McMaken
- Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian by George Reisman
- There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s by Ryan McMaken
- Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism by Friedrich A. Hayek
- Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment by Jacob G. Hornberger
- Gun Control in Nazi Germany by Audrey D. Kline
- Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security? by Ryan McMaken
- FBI: US Homicide Rate at 51-Year Low by Ryan McMaken
- If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States by Ryan McMaken
- Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School? by Ryan McMaken