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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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Chris Calton on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Chris Calton: Historical Controversies

This weekend, we're excited to share the first episode of a new Mises Institute podcast with Chris Calton.

Historical Controversies Podcast

The Attack on Marijuana During the 1930s

How did Americans fall for the government's reefer madness? Listen as Chris Calton explains.

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Busting Myths About the State and the Libertarian Alternative

A libertarian is someone who is against the use of force against peaceful people in civil society. Government as we...

MisesWeekends with Tom Woods
Mises Weekends

Tom Woods: What I Learned from Murray Rothbard

Tom Woods shares his experiences meeting Murray Rothbard.


How Central Banking Increased Inequality

Focusing almost exclusively on consumer price inflation, economists have overlooked the redistributive effects of money...

Historical Controversies Podcast

The Roots of Drug Prohibition in America

Chris Calton discusses America's early perception of drug use, and the origins of prohibition.

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