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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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Institute Publications

Capital, Interest, and Rent: Essays in the Theory of Distribution

The modern reader can learn a great deal of the history of modern economics from this volume and be engaged in by a...


Fed Financial Statements: $6 Billion Drop in Fed Remittances

Every year the Fed remits its profits to the US Treasury every year. A drop in Fed profits means less for the US...

Per Bylund on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Per Bylund: Who Built That?

Per Bylund discusses why the role of the entrepreneur is almost completely disregarded by most economists.


Are Central Banks Worthy of Trust?

Mark Carney seeks to defend the trustworthiness of the banking industry. He misses the systematic problem of central...


Money Supply Growth Falls to 17-month Low in February

Growth rates in the money supply have fallen each month since October.


Is the Size of the Fed's Balance Sheet More Important than the Target Rate?

Minneapolis Fed president Kashkari voted against the Fed's March hike, wants to focus on the balance sheet question...

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