Ludwig von Mises
Ludwig von Mises (Sept 29, 1881 – Oct 10, 1973) was an Austrian School economist and classical liberal. Known for his highly influential magnum opus, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, Mises explains the science of praxeology which he adopted as his methodological approach to the social sciences. Mises’ ideology significantly contributed to the insurgence of the 20th century libertarian movement in the United States.
Fun Fact: At the age of twelve Ludwig spoke fluent German, Polish, and French, read Latin, and could understand Ukrainian.
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