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Who is Ludwig von Mises? | by Jörg Guido Hülsmann

In this episode, Guido Hülsmann, author of Mises’s biography “The Last Knight of Liberalism,” highlights the life and work of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), arguably the greatest economist of all time. Very early in his career, Mises was influenced by Carl Menger and Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk to turn away from the Historicist approach and to pursue studies in economic theory.

Among Mises’s many contributions, Hülsmann discusses the socialist calculation debate, Mises’s battle against inflation, and the argument that economics is part of a larger science called Praxelogy. Mises revolutionized the theory of money, developing a full explanation of money prices and the consequences of money production.

Playlist link for complete “Who Is?” series:

Links to selected online writings on Austrian Economics:

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
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Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economics
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Economic Thought Before Adam Smith: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Vol. I
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Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, Vol. II
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The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions
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Theory and History: An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution
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The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays
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The Failure of the “New Economics”
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Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism
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Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero

Friedrich A. Hayek: A Centenary Appreciation

Henry Hazlitt: A Man for Many Seasons

Murray Rothbard: Mises’s True Heir

Frédéric Bastiat: Champion of Laissez-faire

The Genius of Carl Menger

The Life and Works of Böhm-Bawerk

Why Austrian Economics Matters

Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View

Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School of Economics

Mises, Hayek, and the Market Process: An Introduction

Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics

The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

Nation, State, and Economy

The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis

Economic Freedom and Interventionism

Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics

The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics

Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics

The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School

The Place of Human Action in the Development of Modern Economic Thought

Economic Science and the Austrian Method

Austrian Macroeconomics: A Diagrammatical Exposition

Philosophical and Ethical Implications of Austrian Economics

The Austrian Theory of Money

The Austrian School’s Critique of Marxism

Methodology of the Austrian School Economists

Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School

The Positive Theory of Capital

Principles of Economics

The Free Market and Its Enemies

Government Against the Economy

Individualism and Economic Order

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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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