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A Short History of Mises Institute Publishing

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Tags Austrian Economics Overview

11/06/2008Jeffrey A. Tucker

The second major error that people make is not exclusive to the digital problem but afflicts all institutions. They assume a fixed market for their product and forget their evangelical aims. Lew has never made this mistake. As I mentioned, he began with virtually no market at all. The educational efforts created something out of nothing. Following this model, the institute has been half evangelism and half delivery from the very beginning.

The Mises Institute is now the only reason that the major works of all the Austrians and major American libertarian writers are in print and available to the world. To conjure up a world without the institute's publishing program is to observe a dimly lit scene turning to darkness. But with this program, we can more easily imagine a bright future for humanity, the very one for which lovers of liberty have longed.

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