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Mises Against the Neoliberals

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewBusiness CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought


George Monbiot's attack on neoliberalism fails to account for the conflict between the Austrian school and the neoliberals.

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Ragnar Frisch: The First Nobel Laureate Chosen over Mises

Business CyclesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology


The committee to select the winners of the Nobel prize in economics almost always prefer interventionists to laissez-faire economists. The first year was no exception.

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We Need to Talk about Frank (Fetter)

Capital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


Fetter's neglected work is the source of some of the greatest insights in Austrian economics, and deeply influenced Mises, Rothbard, and others.

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Mises Weekends: Revisiting Rothbard

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


On the latest episode of Mises Weekend, Jeff Deist and Matt McCaffrey discuss Murray N. Rothbard's enduring legacy.

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Menger: The Oracle of the Fall of Europe

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


Ludwig von Mises writes on how Carl Menger foresaw the destruction of Europe due to its rejection of capitalism and classical liberalism.

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Carl Menger: Founder of the Austrian School

BiographiesAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory


In this excerpt from his brilliant Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, Guido Hülsmann illustrates how Carl Menger's experience as a financial journalist led to his developing the revolutionary foundations of the Austrian school of economics.

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A Call to Activism from the Late Margit von Mises

History of the Austrian School of Economics


In a superb talk given on February 27, 1984, at an early Mises Institute event in New York City, Margit von Mises discusses the process by which she came to write the memoir of her late husband, as well as his impact on the world.

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A Bureaucracy Cannot Create a New Ideology

Global EconomyWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Mises had diagnosed these problems long before they became apparent.  In a series of essays written between the two World Wars—but also in Omnipotent Government published in 1944—, Mises showed that in a world where governments interfere in their domestic markets, and with the monetary...

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