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Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was a prominent Austrian economist and a prolific writer. His work influenced Benjamin Anderson, Leonard Read, Henry Hazlitt, Israel Kirzner, Hans Sennholz, Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, George Reisman, F.A. Hayek and Murray Rothbard, amongst others.

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Corporativism and Syndicalism

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two poles in the modern conflict over the proper ways to moderate the perceived evils of industrial civilization.

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An Introduction to Interventionism

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Bettina Bien Greaves introduces this unpublished manuscript by Ludwig von Mises, in which our author parses the differences between free and unfree systems.

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Confiscation and Subsidies

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Unable or unwilling to inflate away their inefficiency, the central planner or interventionist will likely resort to exorbitant taxation and doling of spoils.

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War Economy

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises associates democracy with market processes and finds international peace and goodwill a necessary corollary to economic prosperity.

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Inflation and Credit Expansion

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Since the central planner or interventionist’s plans will inevitably fail, it’s only a matter of time before they turn on the people’s money.

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Interference by Restriction and Price Control

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two of the major methods by which governments interfere in free economies—the imposition of trade restrictions and price controls.

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Mises, Ludwig von (1881-1972)

by Leland Yeager on Aug 15, 2008

Ludwig von Mises was one of the most influential economists of the Austrian School, focusing among other issues the failures of central planning.

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Can Anarchy Work?

featuring Peter T. Leeson, Trevor Burrus, and Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 31, 2017

Peter T. Leeson joins us this week to discuss rational choice theory as it applies to self-governance. What happens in the absence of government?