While having lunch in a local Bangladeshi restaurant in Atlanta, I couldn’t help but overhear a fellow dinner, at the next table, citing Murray Rothbard while discussing natural vs. government granted monopolies. I couldn’t believe it. A casual conversation, between four friends in the outskirts of Atlanta, in which the name Murray Rothbard was invoked! Given that most people who hear me say “Austrian” think I am mispronouncing Australian, it was a wonderful thing to hear the name Murray Rothbard outside of an official Mises Institute event.
I thought the odds of such a thing occurring had to be astonishingly low, as it happens, I couldn’t have been more wrong. During 2009, Mises.org received 8.7 million visits worldwide; 42% of them were new visitors! As shown below, the Mises Institute is helping to disseminate Austrian principles to every corner of the country.