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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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Mark Thornton on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Mark Thornton: Can the Fed Unwind?

Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton unwind the Fed's narrative.


Questions Remain as the Fed Finally Begins to Reverse QE

Of course the noise of the Fed’s actions only serves to distract from the real issue, which is the continuing economic...

Historical Controversies Podcast

Then Came Nixon

Chris Calton explains how Nixon kicked off the modern War on Drugs.


Money-Supply Growth Drops Again — Falls to 108-Month Low

The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during August 2008.

Jacob Lindsey on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Jacob Lindsey: NFL Hopeful from Harvard on Why He Loves Austrian Economics

Jake Lindsey joins Jeff Deist for a candid interview about Jake's two passions: football and Austrian economics.

Historical Controversies Podcast

A Bad Trip: The US Government and LSD

Chris Calton on LSD's unbelievable history.

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