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X-Treme Publishing: Mises Institute’s New Books

August 14, 2007 by

Well, we’ve received enough notes of shock, awe, and delight to prompt this little piece to explain what’s up. The issue: in the last several months, the Mises Institute has brought back from oblivion a vast library of Austrian and libertarian books, and even published several new titles — publishing at a pace that rivals the biggest names in the publishing industry.

So here’s the deal. We have several criteria for books published by the Mises Institute and carried in our store. They should advance the Austrian School of economics, of course. And this is true even if the topic is history, philosophy, or law. They must explain and promote liberty. And they must not be merely news commentary or bound up with contemporary issues only.

The hope is that whatever book we publish or distribute, it will hold up after decades. This is another way of saying that we want to use our resources to back timeless ideas. After all, the science of economics and the concern for human liberty advance truths independent of time and place.

Does this seem like a fairly small niche? Perhaps, but once you look at the vast amount of material published over the past century and a half, since the founding of the Austrian School and the development of the libertarian tradition, you are overwhelmed at how much wonderful material has been tragically left to languish in obscurity. FULL ARTICLE

{ 8 comments }

Bogdan August 14, 2007 at 9:22 am

One great author linked to the Austrian tradition and one of his great books – Oskar Morgenstern that is and his “On the Accuracy of Economic Observations” – also deserves a resurrection as soon as possible.

Charles Hanes August 14, 2007 at 1:58 pm

I have obtained a number of these books and they are wonderful. I am reading the “Economics of Inflation” right now, a very timely topic. The extent of German hyperinflation in the 1920s is staggering.

I am still looking for Hoppe’s “A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism” and Rothbard’s “Mystery of Banking”. These are only available for very high prices in the used market. Of course, E-book versions are available on mises.org.

Anthony August 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm

I second Charles’ request – I wish Hoppe’s TSOAC would be released again.

Alex Wallenwein August 28, 2007 at 8:31 pm

“Wonks and Geeks”: Excellent, timely, and most of all accurate observations. Long live political geekdom! The wonks always come around – eventually.

Bevin Chu September 1, 2007 at 7:20 pm

“Wonks and Geeks” is one of the best articles ever posted at LRC.

It neatly sums up the psychological and philosophical dichotomy between Pragmatists and Idealists.

It correctly affirms that despite appearances, Pragmatists do not have their feet on the ground, and Idealists do not have their heads in the clouds.

It has far-reaching implications for the Democratic status quo and the inevitable Market Anarchist political future.

Market Anarchist Geeks may strike Democratic Wonks as Ivory Tower Utopians. But in fact Market Anarchist Geeks grasp the comparative merits of political systems far better than “realpolitik” Democratic Wonks.

Market Anarchist Geeks know that the structural defects built into conventional monopolistic forms of government such as Democracy doom them to eventual, inevitable failure.

They know that in the long term, mankind will have no alternative but to adopt Market Anarchism, the only political system completely consistent with natural rights and individual sovereignty.

Bevin Chu

Tim Strachan December 1, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Hi Jeffrey !
I just read your ‘Do People Think You Are a Pig’, article. I Loved It!

i look forward to your articles. Your Humor is Wonderful, and i am very comfortable with your style.

Some of the information on Lewrockwell.com is pretty Heavy Material…and i find myself biting my lower lip as i’m reading it. Your Stuff makes me laff and sorta provides a ‘Safe-Zone’.

I Learn a lot from you. Your Style is real Welcoming. I like the way you Express yourself.

Looking forward to more.

I am so glad You and Lew are doing what you’re doing.!

Thanks for Being Here!

Respect,
Tim Strachan

ps. You guys have held my attention for months! Lots of good writers here. Some Great minds.

ZZMike December 2, 2007 at 8:19 pm

(I don’t know if this is the right place, but it’s the only one I could find here with a reference to the “Pig” article.)
You overlooked (and maybe Emily did, too) one of the most important:

A civilized man does not wear a hat in a public restaurant.

I could make an exception to those whose caps
are surgically attached, and another to those undergoing chemotherapy. But the rest of those clods should shape up.
“I’ll eat how I want!” All that shows is that the clod is a self-centered lout. We wear a coat and tie in certain situations not so much because we like to (though I’ve heard that that’s sometimes the case), but out of respect for the situation and the other people involved.

Economy July 4, 2008 at 6:20 am

>> “Wonks and Geeks”: Excellent, timely, and most of all accurate observations. Long live political geekdom! The wonks always come around – eventually.

Yes, it’s fact

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