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Jeff Deist


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Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, where he serves as 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. 

All Works

American Oligarchs? Elon, Twitter, and Unnatural Elites

Big GovernmentDemocracyPolitical Theory

04/08/2022Mises Media
Jeff and Bob discuss whether America has its own oligarchs instead of what Hoppe terms "natural elites."
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The Wrong Elites

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivismStrategyPolitical Theory


Russian oligarchs, American pols, and state-connected billionaires are all cut from the same cloth: they didn't earn, or fully earn, their wealth and position in society. We must withdraw our sanction of these people.

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Keith Weiner on the Role of Gold in Today's Economy

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksGold Standard

04/05/2022Mises Media
Jeff talks to Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals about why gold still plays a major role in the global economy.
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The Economics of Woke Disney

Financial MarketsMedia and Culture

04/01/2022Mises Media
Bob and Jeff get into the weeds of Disney's shareholders, revenues, and holdings in light of the company's recent spat with Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
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Rothbard on Today's Progressive War Jingoism

War and Foreign Policy


Rothbard the historian explained so well how the true progressive goal was always to remake America domestically by promoting war.

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