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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/10135/mises-as-we-knew-him/

Mises As We Knew Him

June 15, 2009 by

For Mises’s friends of his later years, after his marriage and the success of his American activity had softened him, the sharp outbursts in the following memoirs, written at the time of his greatest bitterness and hopelessness, might come as a shock. But the Mises who speaks from the following pages is without question the Mises we knew from the Vienna of the twenties; of course without the tactful reservation that he invariably displayed in oral expression; but the honest and open expression of what he felt and thought. FULL ARTICLE

{ 4 comments }

Jeremy Matthews June 15, 2009 at 7:35 am

I can’t access the full article. Anyone else having the same problem?

matt June 15, 2009 at 7:45 am

go to the home page, you can access it there or here:
http://mises.org/daily/3511

Bruce Koerber June 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Classical Liberalism Protection
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Righteousness Of Ludwig Von Mises.

That is what the advancement of socialism does to a classical liberal, it rattles the soul. How can people be so short-sighted? How can truth be discovered in an age of economic ignorance?

But the gentleness and sincerity and resolve of Mises were at the same time a very real part of his character.

As far as I can tell this is a very good example of righteousness as it is supposed to be, expressed by a humble and sensitive person!

Shenpen June 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

Is this story true?

“In 1947, two titans of 20th-century economic theory, Ludwig von Mises and Wilhelm Röpke, met in Röpke’s home of Geneva, Switzerland. During the war, the Genevan fathers coped with shortages by providing citizens with small garden allotments outside the city for growing vegtables. These citizen gardens became so popular with the people of Geneva that the practice was continued even after the war and the return to abundance. Röpke was particularly proud of these citizen farmers, and so he took Mises on a tour of the gardens. “A very inefficient way of producing foodstuffs!” Mises noted disapprovingly. “Perhaps so, but a very efficient way of producing human happiness” was Röpke’s rejoinder.”

http://www.amconmag.com/article/2007/jul/30/00029/

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