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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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David Gordon's course on Socialism

Themes from Ludwig von Mises's Socialism

In this four-lecture online course, Dr. David Gordon walks through the major themes of Mises’s great treatise.


This Week's Fed Events

Here are this week's events related to the Federal Reserve.

Edward Stringham on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Edward Stringham on Radically Rethinking Police

Ed Stringham and Jeff Deist discuss why the US criminal justice system is broken, and how private security firms could...


Our Lawless Central Bank

The Fed's modern method of policymaking is best described as "ad hoc." This is a big problem for entrepreneurs and most...


Canadian Interest Rates Set to Rise?

The team at the Bank of Canada has confused cause and effect once again.

Anthony Gill at the Mises Institute

Teaching "Tips": An Economic and Pedagogical Defense of Gratuities

Using the long-standing cultural practice of tipping, Gill explores a variety of important economic concepts.

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