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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Is the Sky Falling?

Jeff Deist assesses the Trump economy.

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ContraKrugman LIVE! in Seattle

Tom Woods and Bob Murphy demolish the latest claims of the state's favorite court economist.


This Week's Fed Events

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

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Mises Weekends

Jeff Deist: Is the Sky Falling?

Jeff Deist gives his assessment of the Trump economy.


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Spurred by 9 years of easy money, US household debt is back to peak levels not seen since 2008.

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Balance Sheet Normalization, Or Not

Fed commentators have been talking up the "balance sheet normalization" theme. Turns out, shockingly, it's not actually...

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