Journal of Libertarian Studies

The Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Mises

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

This paper seeks to present Mises’s views on cultural questions as well as his belief that certain cultural institutions are buttressed by a laissez-faire social order. It also seeks to show that Mises was an opponent not only of the political agenda of the Left, but of its cultural agenda as well, which he saw as inconsistent with and indeed hostile to a laissez-faire social order.

Volume 10, Number 1 (1991)


Tucker, Jeffrey A., and Llewllyn H. Rockwell. “Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Mises.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 10, No. 1 (1991): 23–52.

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