About Mises

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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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Claudio Grass on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Claudio Grass on Whether Switzerland can Save the World

Claudio Grass joins Jeff Deist to discuss what libertarians can learn from Switzerland.

Historical Controversies Podcast
Audio/Video

Crack Babies, the Contras, and the CIA

Chris Calton discusses the war on drugs in the 1980s.

Hoppe and Rothbard at Jekyll Island in 1992
Institute Publications

Coming of Age with Murray

Hans Hoppe remembers his great mentor and friend, Murray Rothbard.

Joe Salerno on Mises Weekends
Mises Weekends

Joe Salerno on Rothbard as the Heir to Mises

Dr. Joseph Salerno makes the case for Murray Rothbard as the preeminent modern Austrian economist.

Tom Woods at the Mises Institute's 35th Anniversary Celebration.
Audio/Video

How the Mises Institute is Different

Presented at the Mises Institute's 35th Anniversary Celebration in New York City on October 6, 2017.

Jeff Deist at the Mises Institute's 35th Anniversary Celebration.
Audio/Video

The Man the World (Still) Needs

The opening speech presented at the Mises Institute's 35th Anniversary Celebration in New York City.

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