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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. 

All Works

Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy?

Big GovernmentCentral BanksU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory


A serious political discussion at the federal level would center on structural problems of war and peace, debt and the dollar, and entitlements. But America in 2022 is a deeply unserious country.

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Will the FTX Scandal Bring Down "Crypto"?

BitcoinBureaucracy and RegulationCentral BanksMoney and Banking

11/18/2022Mises Media
Jeff and Bob discuss whether the FTX scandal will be used to justify new "crypto" regulations or even the creation of a central bank digital currency.
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From the Publisher November–December 2022


11/18/2022The Austrian
Language, like our institutions today are under attack. Our main article examines the idea of linguistic corruption—i.e., consciously imposed changes in language engineered by elites for political reasons—and contrast this with natural and organic evolution of language.
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Daniel McCarthy Dissects the Midterm Election

Media and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/11/2022Mises Media
Daniel McCarthy joins Jeff and Bob to consider the deep unseriousness of American politics and electorate.
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The Socio-Politics of the Midterms

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

11/04/2022Mises Media
Jeff joins Chris Casey of WindRock Wealth Management for a deep analysis of next week's punishing midterm elections.
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