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The Myth of "Macroeconomics"

EducationOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


The macroeconomic approach looks upon an arbitrarily selected segment of the market economy as if it were an integrated unit.

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The Method of Mises: A Priori and Reality

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology


The data of history would be nothing but a clumsy accumulation of disconnected occurrences if not for interpretation by systematic praxeological knowledge.

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The Ethics of Capitalism

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange


Man is not evil merely because he wants to enjoy pleasure and avoid pain — other words, to live.

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The Free Market and Its Enemies

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

This is a "new" book by Ludwig von Mises, the first of a series of lecture transcripts drawn from careful notes taken by Bettina Bien Greaves in the summer of 1951. It features Mises in a role in which we do not usually find him, not as a writer but as a speaker.
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Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Mises moves beyond economics to address questions regarding the foundation of all social science.
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On Equality and Inequality

Media and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

The fact that men are born unequal in regard to physical and mental capacities cannot be argued away, writes Ludwig von Mises. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Harold Fritsche.
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The Anticapitalistic Bias of American Intellectuals

Media and CultureMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

In the U.S., an almost unsurmountable gulf separates "society" from the intellectuals, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Colin Hussey.
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Innovation Requires Economic Freedom

Big GovernmentInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

The foremost aim of despotic government is to prevent any innovations that could endanger its own supremacy. Its very nature pushes it toward extreme conservatism, the tendency to retain what is, no matter how desirable for the welfare of the people a change might be, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–...
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The Chimera of a Perfect State of Mankind

World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

It is man's nature to strive ceaselessly after the substitution of more satisfactory conditions for less satisfactory. This motive stimulates his mental energies and prompts him to act. Life in a perfect frame would reduce man to a purely vegetative existence, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973)...
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The Bigotry of the Literati

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

A superficial observer of present-day ideologies could easily fail to recognize the prevailing bigotry of the molders of public opinion and the machinations that render inaudible the voice of dissenters, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Ted Whelan.
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