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The Mises Institute was founded in 1982 as the research and education center of classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of economics. It serves as the world's leading provider of educational materials, conferences, media, and literature in the support of traditional through represented by Ludwig von Mises and the school of thought he enlivened and carried forward during the 20th century.
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Before Adam Smith There Was Chydenius

15 september, 2014 - 06:00
The work of economist Anders Chydenius, which predates The Wealth of Nations, provided a radically free-market voice for Scandinavia in the 18th century.

The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

13 september, 2014 - 06:00
In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase.

Dr. David Howden: Let Banks Fail! (Central and Otherwise)

13 september, 2014 - 06:00
Jeff Deist and David Howden discuss the history of banking in America before 1913, and why American economists all seem to be in thrall to the Fed.

Is Scotland Big Enough To Go it Alone?

12 september, 2014 - 06:00
Some opponents of Scottish secession (and most other secession movements) claim that places like Scotland and Quebec are "too small" to be independent countries. A look at small countries vs. large countries, however, suggests that small countries often perform better economically.

How to Make Goods More Expensive: Target Truckers

12 september, 2014 - 06:00
Government management of the trucking industry has brought raising prices for both consumers and producers who depend on trucking.

A New Austrian Textbook for All Economists

11 september, 2014 - 06:00
Randall Holcombe talks about his new textbook on Austrian economics: “The idea was to write a book for people who already know some economics,” Holcombe says. “But even a student who has only taken an introductory economics course will have enough background to understand what is in the book.”

The Economics of American Pickers

10 september, 2014 - 06:00
American Pickers illustrates Austrian insights such as subjective value and the role of the entrepreneur.

Drug Warriors Claim Colorado Going to Pot

9 september, 2014 - 06:00
Drug warriors rely on bad and manipulated data to make the claim that respecting private property rights in Colorado is “terrible public policy.”

Ten Reasons to Condemn Inflation

8 september, 2014 - 06:00
Increasing the supply of fiat money, also known as inflation, leads to a myriad of social and economic ills.

Böhm-Bawerk: Austrian Economist Who Said “No” to Big Government

6 september, 2014 - 06:00
Böhm-Bawerk defended reason and logic of the market against use of power and the government to acquire what they could not obtain through free competition.

The European Central Bank, Nationalism, and the Euro

6 september, 2014 - 06:00
Jeff Deist and Philip Bagus discuss the history and possible future of the Euro, the ECB under Draghi and nationalist sentiments sweeping some European nations.

Introducing the Mises Curriculum!

5 september, 2014 - 06:00
The 50+ courses in the Mises Curriculum will guide you through Austrian economics, from the action axiom to advanced monetary theory, and through libertarian political philosophy, from the non-aggression principle to advanced libertarian legal theory.

Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel Talk Freedom, Farming, and the Fed

5 september, 2014 - 06:00
Investor Mark Spitznagel and Ron Paul discuss agriculture policy, Wall Street, fiat money, investing, and Ron Paul’s plans for the future.

Clean Water, Scarcity, and Market Prices

4 september, 2014 - 06:00
Many people are willing to donate much money to clean up government-owned lakes and streams and to spend many hours fundraising and complaining about pollution. But suggest to those people they should just pay market prices for access to those same bodies of water, they become indignant.

The Unseen Costs of the Minimum Wage

4 september, 2014 - 06:00
Supporters of minimum wage hikes claim they have little or no effect on employment, the law of demand makes it clear the effects of price controls are very real.

Is This the Libertarian Moment?

3 september, 2014 - 06:00
Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable.

Jeff Deist Talks Scottish Secession and the EU with Andy Duncan

3 september, 2014 - 06:00
Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England and the upcoming Scottish independence vote.

Austrians, Fractional Reserves, and the Money Multiplier

2 september, 2014 - 06:00
Austrian economists have been wrongly accused of many intellectual crimes when it comes to fractional reserve banking. Robert Batemarco adds some clarity to the debate.

The Yield Curve and Our Weakened Economy

1 september, 2014 - 06:00
In today’s economy, an upward- or a downward-sloping yield curve reflects the Fed’s interest rate policies.