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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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Radio Rothbard

Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

Radio Rothbard

Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other...

Introduction to the Civil War

The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 2: A Little Short of Boats

Ball’s Bluff evolves from a “slight demonstration” into a small-scale battle, and claims the life of one of President...

Daniel Lacalle on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Daniel Lacalle on the Biggest Bubble of All

Daniel Lacalle and Jeff Deist discuss why all of us have a stake in seeing central bank balance sheets shrink.

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Institute Publications

Lo que puede enseñar a los historiadores la Escuela Austriaca

La economía austriaca en particular proporciona al historiador un aparato teórico que le dota de la capacidad de hacer...

Nations by Consent

Nations by Consent

Libertarians tend to focus on two important units of analysis: the individual and the state. And yet, one of the most...

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