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The Life,Times, and Work of Ludwig von Mises | Lecture 9: New Life in America

In this ten-lecture course, Jörg Guido Hülsmann explains how Ludwig von Mises’s life took dramatic turns, what contributions Mises made to the social sciences, and how Mises never gave up and never gave in. Presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, July 23-28, 2007.

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Jörg Guido Hülsmann is senior fellow of the Mises Institute where he holds the 2018 Peterson-Luddy Chair and was director of research for Mises Fellows in residence 1999-2004. He is author of Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism and The Ethics of Money Production. He teaches in France, at Université d’Angers.

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Ludwig von Mises was the acknowledged leader of the Austrian School of economic thought, a prodigious originator in economic theory, and a prolific author. Mises’s writings and lectures encompassed economic theory, history, epistemology, government, and political philosophy. His contributions to economic theory include important clarifications on the quantity theory of money, the theory of the trade cycle, the integration of monetary theory with economic theory in general, and a demonstration that socialism must fail because it cannot solve the problem of economic calculation. Mises was the first scholar to recognize that economics is part of a larger science in human action, a science that Mises called “praxeology.”

Links to selected online writings by Ludwig von Mises:

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
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Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution
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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War
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Economic Calculation In The Socialist Commonwealth
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The Theory of Money and Credit
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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Marxism Unmasked: From Delusion to Destruction

A Hundred Years of Marxian Socialism

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow

Epistemological Problems of Economics

Individualism and Civilization

Capitalism, Happiness, and Beauty

Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

Liberty and Property

Middle-of-the-Road Policy Leads to Socialism

The Free Market and Its Enemies

Liberalism: In the Classical Tradition

Planned Chaos

Nation, State, and Economy

The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

Planning for Freedom

Individuals, Reason, and Action

The Propaganda War Against Capitalism

How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

Related online resources:

Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero

Ludwig von Mises: Defender of Capitalism

Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism
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My Years with Ludwig von Mises
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The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions
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Mises: An Annotated Bibliography

Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics

The Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Mises

The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics

Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School of Economics

Mises’s Epistemology

Economic Science and the Austrian Method

The Austrian School’s Critique of Marxism

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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was a preeminent philosopher and economist during the twentieth century. He shared an intellectual friendship with literary giant Ayn Rand, and his theorems and philosophies have continued to influence the careers and ideas of politicians and economists alike.
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