Ludwig von Mises, Genius?

By Bettina Bien Greaves Mises.org September 29, 2015   Ludwig von Mises, Genius?   For decades, Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman for the Austrian school of economics. An advocate of free markets and a critic of government interference, he stood for peaceful and voluntary cooperation. Whenever possible, he spoke out for individual […]



Why Economics Matters

By Jeff Deist Mises.org September 4, 2015   Why Economics Matters   This article is a selection from a June 19 presentation at a lunchtime meeting of the Grassroot Institute in Honolulu at the Pacific Club. The talk was part of the Mises Institute’s Private Seminar series for lay audiences. To schedule your own Private Seminar with a Mises Institute speaker, please […]

Capitalists Have a Better Plan

By ROBERT P. MURPHY Foundation for Economic Education August 19, 2015   Capitalists Have a Better Plan Why Decentralized Planning Is Superior to Bureaucracy and Socialism   (Image from Shutterstock)   To early 20th-century intellectuals, capitalism looked like anarchy. Why, they wondered, would we trust deliberative, conscious guidance when building a house but not when building […]



Self-Determination and Secession

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 29, 2015   Self-Determination and Secession   The secessionist impulse doesn’t seem to be going away in Europe. This month, the Wall Street Journal reported that the latest drive for secession comes from Sardinia. The leaders of the movement propose that the island, only part of Italy since the 1860s, […]

A Necessary Correction in the Oil Industry

By Peter Wong Mises.org March 18, 2015   A Necessary Correction in the Oil Industry   Historically, low oil prices have been perceived by many as an overriding positive for the economy. This has especially been the case in the United States where most households rely on car travel as a primary means of transport. […]

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Vintage Rothbard to Ring In The New Year

Published by misesmedia Vintage Rothbard to Ring In The New Year     A vintage Rothbard speech that touches on twin themes appropriate to January 1st: reflecting on the past while looking to the future. Filmed on the Stanford University campus at the second Mises University, Rothbard contemplates the future of liberty and Austrian economics […]

How the Fed Grows Government

By Hunter Hastings Mises.org   How the Fed Grows Government   We are told that elections are important, but the most powerful state institution, the central bank, is totally out of reach of the voter. Ludwig von Mises viewed democracy as a utilitarian concept. It was the form of political organization that allowed the majority […]

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The Natural Law as a Restraint Against Tyranny | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

The Natural Law as a Restraint Against Tyranny   Published by misesmedia Published on Nov 19, 2014 Recorded at the Mises Circle in Costa Mesa, California, 8 November 2014. Judge Napolitano discusses the Natural Law and ways in which the state fails to protect people’s life, liberty, and property.

The Suicide of Communism: The Case for Patience

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Gary North GaryNorth.com The Suicide of Communism: The Case for Patience   At the age of 72, I look back at my life, and I ask a question: “What was the most significant event of my lifetime?” I go back and forth between two events, but in fact they were the same […]

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How Inflation Picks Your Pocket

  Source: http://mises.org By Dan Sanchez How Inflation Picks Your Pocket   [ Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from a talk delivered at the Mises Institute’s seminar “Inflation: Causes, Consequences, and Cure.” ] In the denouement of the film There Will Be Blood, the antihero Daniel Planview dramatically reveals to his nemesis that he […]