The Mises Institute exists to promote teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, and individual freedom, honest history, and international peace, in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. These great thinkers developed praxeology, a deductive science of human action based on premises known with certainty to be true, and this is what we teach and advocate. Our scholarly work is founded in Misesian praxeology, and in self-conscious opposition to the mathematical modeling and hypothesis-testing that has created so much confusion in neoclassical economics.
Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849
TAGS Cronyism and Corporatism U.S. History Patrick Newman History is a clash between the forces of liberty and the proponents of power. In Cronyism, Patrick Newman offers a compelling and important narrative on the early days of the American republic, and the rise of a Federal regime that conquers a nation conceived in liberty. Narrated by Scott R. Pollack Download audio file READ MORE
Democracy: The God That Failed Part 2
TAGS World History Other Schools of Thought Philosophy and Methodology Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe This book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of guarding liberty. Narrated by Paul Strikwerda. Download audio file READ MORE
Democracy: The God That Failed Part 1
TAGS World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe This book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of guarding liberty. Narrated by Paul Strikwerda. Download audio file READ MORE
Defending the Undefendable 2
TAGS Free Markets Monopoly and Competition Subjectivism Walter BlockThe true test of our commitment to personal liberty doesn't come when we permit others to engage in those peaceable, voluntary acts with which we agree. It comes when we permit others to engage in peaceable, voluntary acts we find offensive. Walter Block's Defending the Undefendable II contains thirty chapters defending behavior that is probably offensive to most Americans, and many that are downright illegal. This book features a foreword by Ron Paul. Narrated by Patrick Smith. Download audio file READ MORE
Conceived in Liberty, Volume 5: The New Republic: 1784–1791
TAGS U.S. History History of the Austrian School of Economics Political Theory Murray N. Rothbard The fifth volume of Conceived in Liberty highlights the most important battle of the American project — one that continues to this day — the conflict between those who want to centralize power, and those who choose to stand to defend the American heritage of liberty. This book features a foreword by Judge Andrew Napolitano, a preface by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, and an introduction by Dr. Patrick Newman. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Author: Murray N. Rothbard Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty. Download audio file READ MORE
A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism
TAGS Calculation and Knowledge Interventionism Political Theory Hans-Hermann Hoppe's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are combinations of those two types. The capitalist model he defines as pure protection of private property, free association, and exchange — no exceptions. All deviations from that ideal are species of socialism, with public ownership and interference with trade. Narrated by Jim Vann. Download audio file READ MORE
The Great Economic, Philosophical, & Historical Works of Mankind
Everything released on this podcast is gold (or Bitcoin if you prefer)! The Mises Institute deserves our attention for so many reasons. These masterful scholars are allowing some of the most important knowledge of all time (save the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) to be disseminated at the cost of your own minuscule trouble of downloading the many free podcast episodes, books, articles, etc. They are saving the Western Civilization we love, and I praise them for their Herculean efforts. I also suggest becoming a regular donor and following their every move. They are truly one of the greatest organizations in existence today. Lew Rockwell will be remembered for many amazing and great accomplishments, but the creation of this institute is easily the greatest among those.
The Austrian School is bringing back a renewed focus on the basic and elementary blocs at the foundation of the modern (or even post-modern) political economy of the globe. With the onslaught of AI, global climate change and the rise of a plethora or schisms which - we do not yet - whether are permanent features or temporary shocks - as yet, the podcast creates a much needed set of angles and scopes through which to view of the architecture of life and living as we know of. I usually do not write long sentences. But the previous one was necessary for delineating the complexity that is actually associated with the conflicted and oft-contradictory theoretical lenses we are forced to deploy to interpret the practical. A must ‘listen’ for anyone seriously thinking of updating his or her understanding of the many views which make us who we are. The only drawback and a serious one is that it completely overlooks the BoP economies and what we call in Oxford, the “institutional voids”. But discussion of these I shall reserve for a future episode.
Simply wonderful. Great ideas. Thank you, Mises Institute.