About Mises

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We are the worldwide epicenter of the Austrian economics movement.

The Mises Institute, founded in 1982, teaches the scholarship of Austrian economics, freedom, and peace. The liberal intellectual tradition of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) guides us. Accordingly, we seek a profound and radical shift in the intellectual climate: away from statism and toward a private property order. We encourage critical historical research, and stand against political correctness. The Institute serves students, academics, business leaders, and anyone seeking better understanding of the Austrian school of economics and libertarian political theory.

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Mises Weekends with Jeff Deist
Mises Weekends

Ryan McMaken: Are We Getting Poorer?

Ryan McMaken and Jeff Deist discuss what makes people rich, and how economists should measure wealth.

Institute Publications

Inequality, Capital, and the Problem of Piketty

Piketty’s portrayal of capitalism has not gone unchallenged, and Anti-Piketty collects a number of the most important...

Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Filibuster in Cuba, Part 1

Chris Calton discusses revolutionary Narciso López and the American annexation of Cuba.

Institute Publications

On Universities, Krugman, and the State of Austrian Economics

What about economics as a profession. Is economics doing any good? Does it benefit society? Murphy tackles these and...

Michael Boldin on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Michael Boldin: How Decentralization Could Work

Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities standing in the way of creating a more politically decentralized...

Middle of the Road

The Middle of the Road Leads to Socialism

The fundamental dogma of all brands of socialism and communism is that the market economy or capitalism hurts our vital...

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