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Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) taught in Vienna and New York and served as a close adviser to the Foundation for Economic Education. He is considered the leading theorist of the Austrian School of the 20th century. 

Ludwig von Mises's Articles

There Is Freedom or There Is Not: Mises Critiques Hayek

It was the great merit of Professor Friedrich von Hayek to have directed attention to the authoritarian character of the socialist schemes whether they are advocated by international or by nationalist socialists.

- December 21, 2016

Social Insurance Weakens and Eventually Destroys the Will to Health

Socialized health insurance removes the motivation to choose health over illness, and thus spread pathology and sickness throughout the population. Mises saw it in 1922. 

- December 19, 2016

Human Action

- September 13, 2016


- September 01, 2016

The Fate of the Rising Generation within a Bureaucratic Environment

Bureaucratization means subjection of the young to the domination of the old.

- June 30, 2016

The Economic Policy of the Nazis

Nazism conquered Germany because it never encountered any adequate intellectual resistance. 


- March 10, 2016

The Free Market and its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

In the summer of 1951, Mises, as he did every year, gave a series of lectures at the Foundation for Economic Education. Bettina Bien Greaves took word for word shorthand notes at those lectures and they are transcribed in this collection. The nine lectures included here cover the foundations of economics, the nature of economics, socialism, the achievements of capitalism, and three lectures devoted to monetary theory, inflation, and business cycles. Delivered just two years after the publication of Human Action, these lectures are Mises the teacher in his prime, making economics understandable for the interested citizen.

- January 14, 2016

Liberalism, by Ludwig von Mises (1927)

Ludwig von Mises's classic 1927 book on the free society. 

- October 28, 2015

Marxism Unmasked: From Delusion to Destruction

The lectures by Ludwig von Mises contained in Marxism Unmasked were delivered at the San Francisco Public Library, June 23–July 3, 1952, under the sponsorship of The Freeman magazine. They were taken down, word for word, in shorthand and transcribed by Mrs. Bettina Bien Greaves.

- July 01, 2015

Why Read Adam Smith Today?

Adam Smith’s books did not lay the foundation stone, but the keystone, of a marvelous system of ideas. 

- June 27, 2015

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

Mises offers a rare insight into the war economies of Hitler 's Germany and Mussolini's Italy.

Carl Menger and the Austrian School of Economics

 The work of Carl Menger and his friends has become the foundation of the entire modern science of economics.

- June 03, 2015

Planned Chaos

What is needed to stop the trend towards socialism and despotism is common sense and moral courage.

- June 02, 2015

Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

There are many socialists who have never come to grips in any way with the problems of economics. 

- May 28, 2015

Liberty and Property

Ludwig von Mises explains the development of the two fundamental pillars of progress, civilization, and every form of freedom. 

- October 20, 2014

The Right to Self-Determination (1927, 1944)

In these classic essays, Mises discusses the principle of self-determination and how it has been substituted for aggressive nationalism.

- December 13, 2013


Will the State try to regulate our sugar intake?

- February 01, 1993

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