I would love to post a pdf of this thing that I’m looking at right now on my screen. But the WSJ wants to charge us $1,400 for a one-year posting. If we did it for one month, the price would be $450. To email it to you would cost us $3,250. Honestly!
Here are the key ending paragraphs, which I think you can read for free:
At the heart of Austrian economics is a skepticism of powerful, central authority. And Southerners have always been distrustful of government. Our libertarian streak — which flares up from time to time, for reasons both good and bad — makes us natural allies for the Austrian tradition.
The institute’s location also says something about the quality and depth of American intellectual life. America is lampooned as philistine in many quarters, especially in Europe, yet its bastions of learning are not limited to its Gothams. Having such an outfit so far away from the usual urban hubs is itself a rejection of the central planning and authority that Ludwig von Mises spent his life fighting. He might never have visited Auburn, but something tells me that he wouldn’t have put this institute any other place.