Ludwig von Mises Institute
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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The work of economist Anders Chydenius, which predates The Wealth of Nations, provided a radically free-market voice for Scandinavia in the 18th century.
In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase.
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.
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.
Government management of the trucking industry has brought raising prices for both consumers and producers who depend on trucking.
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.”
American Pickers illustrates Austrian insights such as subjective value and the role of the entrepreneur.
Drug warriors rely on bad and manipulated data to make the claim that respecting private property rights in Colorado is “terrible public policy.”
Increasing the supply of fiat money, also known as inflation, leads to a myriad of social and economic ills.
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.
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.
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.
Investor Mark Spitznagel and Ron Paul discuss agriculture policy, Wall Street, fiat money, investing, and Ron Paul’s plans for the future.
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.
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.
Political consultants and mainstream reporters are fixated on electoral politics, as if no other form of societal change were conceivable.
Jeff Deist and Andy Duncan discuss the rise of UKIP in England and the upcoming Scottish independence vote.
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.
In today’s economy, an upward- or a downward-sloping yield curve reflects the Fed’s interest rate policies.