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What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises?

What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises? As this unique film shows, Mises (1881-1973) was a man who never stopped fighting for freedom: not when the Nazis burned his books, not when the Left blackballed him at universities, not when it seemed as if statism had won. With courage and genius, he fought big government until the day he died … in 25 books, hundreds of articles, and more than 60 years of teaching.

Mises’s battles against Communists, Nazis, and other socialists, are featured in this film, as are his ideas of Liberty.

Among his many accomplishments, Mises showed that socialism had to fail, that central banking causes recessions and depressions, that the gold standard is honest money, and that only laissez-faire capitalism is fully compatible with Western civilization.

Mises was the twentieth century’s foremost economist, and one of its most important champions of Liberty. Here is a film that does justice to this extraordinary man, and to his equally extraordinary ideas.

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3 Comments

  1. Dismal Scientist March 9, 2010

    Mises was, is and will always be THE MAN along with Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell.

  2. KipSchroeder March 10, 2010

    Would add F.A. Hayek to the eximious list provided by Dismal Scientist.

  3. Karl Peterjohn March 10, 2010

    Ludwig Von Mises has been ignored or disparaged by mainstream economists but his works continue to thrive a 1/4 century after his death. Mises’ personal story on being forced out of Austria and leaving Europe in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s is the stuff of movies. Naturally, with the way Hollywood operates, this is a film that never will be made.

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