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Jeff Deist

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Jeff Deist is former president of the Mises Institute. He is a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. He takes particular interest in private legal systems and private money as tools for radically decentralizing political power. He previously worked on the congressional staff of Congressman Ron Paul, for whom he wrote hundreds of articles and speeches. In his years with Dr. Paul he worked with countless grassroots activists and organizations dedicated to reducing the size and scope of government.

Jeff also spent many years as an attorney advising private equity clients on mergers and acquisitions. 

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From the Publisher March–April 2023

Fiscal Theory

04/27/2023The Austrian
Perhaps our most important job at the Mises Institute is to help intelligent lay audiences understand and fight political money. To that end we offer a brilliant new book by Dr. Thorsten Polleit, The Global Currency Plot. The book is a tour de force and we’ve excerpted some of the most...
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Jeff's Farewell To The Human Action Podcast

Media and CultureOld RightAustrian Economics Overview

04/08/2023Mises Media
Jeff and Bob review the history and impact of The Human Action Podcast — formerly Mises Weekends — and discuss where the podcast is headed.
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How Banking Could Work

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banks

03/25/2023Mises Media
Jeff and Bob walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit .
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The Fed's Malfeasance after SVB

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banks

03/18/2023Mises Media
Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value — rather than significantly lower market value —o f those banks' Treasury holdings?
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Help Us Publish Professor Hülsmann's New Book


Only the unhampered capitalist economy allows full and unfettered charity to flourish in society. Dr. Hülsmann’s new book makes the case for private property, sound money, and private charity as the building blocks for a healthy society.

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