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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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Mises Weekends

Mark Thornton Explains Our Fake Economy

Mark Thornton explains why there's nothing natural, real, or sustainable about the current Yellen boom.

Institute Publications

Value Investing's Compatibility with Austrian Economics — Truth or Myth?

This article attempts to illustrate what makes value investing incompatible with Austrian economics and, hence, to...


Can Japan End its Easy-Money Addiction?

Shinzo Abe's party has recently suffered some stunning electoral defeats. But that doesn't mean "Abenomics" and its...


The Part-Time Critics of Central Banks

The central bank critics today who were not critics of the great bailouts and stimulus have reserved their criticisms...


Five Takeaways from the House's Yellen Hearing

What you need to know from Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

Institute Publications

Review of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean

The theme of the book is that participation in American democracy by conservatives or libertarians threatens the...

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