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Mises: Scientist and Fighter

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

10/17/2018The Free Market
The historic contribution of Mises was represented not so much by the magisterial works that he produced in 1912, or 1922, in 1933, or 1940 — as by his courageous, lonely vigil during the arid decades of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
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Menger the Revolutionary

History of the Austrian School of Economics

07/23/2018The Free Market
While Menger shared his contemporaries’ preference for abstract reasoning, he was primarily interested in explaining the real-world actions of real people.


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Misesians in Japan

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

09/08/2014The Free Market
Marc Abela talks with us about the state of Austrian economics and the freedom philosophy in Japan.
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Mises Explains the Drug War

Big GovernmentHealth

09/30/2013The Free Market
Air travelers were outraged when the FAA announced that there would be flight delays because air-traffic controllers had to take furloughs as a result of sequester budget cuts. But there is another federal agency whose budget cuts Americans should be cheering—the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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Media and Culture

02/01/2010The Free Market
The Mises Institute is pleased to announce the multimedia content on— thousands of hours of audio and video—is now available through iTunes U , a dedicated section within the iTunes Store ( ).


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Microsoft in Wonderland

Monopoly and Competition

04/01/2005The Free Market
In March of 2004 Microsoft was fined a record $648 million by the European Commission for exercising its (alleged) monopoly power in the operating systems market.
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Marx Lite

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

12/01/2004The Free Market
If we continue to pay attention to authors like Schlosser and Ehrenreich who blame the free market for the problems we face, public support for the market will dwindle to less than it is already, and the prosperity that the free market generates will be destroyed.
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Misesian for Life

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

12/01/2004The Free Market
Hans F. Sennholz, winner of the 2004 Gary G. Schlarbaum Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Liberty, is one of the handful of economists who dared defend free markets and sound money during the dark years before the Misesian revival.
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Memories of Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

12/01/2004The Free Market
Professor Mises had come to the United States in 1940 and joined the faculty of the Graduate School in 1945. At that time he had already published his Bureaucracy (1944) and Omnipotent Government (1944) and undoubtedly was laboring on his magnum opus, Human Action (...
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Monopoly: Parker Brothers Gets It Wrong

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

06/01/2004The Free Market
In the game Monopoly, owners of land and houses and hotels, through acquiring their possessions by luck, are flattered into believing they are masters of the universe, extracting profits from anyone who passes their way. There is no consumer choice and no consumer sovereignty. This is not a small...
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