There are very few ways to fight back against the statist trends of our time, but sometimes the most subtle can also be the most effective. This lapel pin is gorgeous, and carries the right message. The quality is top notch, and at this price you can get one for all your jackets.
The emblem of the Mises Institute, Ludwig von Mises’s family crest, is highly detailed in five colors on a gold-plated pin. Butterfly clasp, 3/4″ length.
The coat of arms was awarded in 1881 when Ludwig von Mises’s great-grandfather Mayer Rachmiel Mises was ennobled by the Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria. In the upper right-hand quadrant is the staff of Mercury, god of commerce and communication (the Mises family was successful in both; they were merchants and bankers). In the lower left-hand quadrant is a representation of the Ten Commandments.
Mayer Rachmiel, as well as his father, presided over various Jewish cultural organizations in Lemberg, the city where Ludwig was born. The red banner displays the Rose of Sharon, which in the litany is one of the names given to the Blessed Mother, as well as the Stars of the Royal House of David, a symbol of the Jewish people.
In general, what the pin symbolizes is resistence through the ideas of freedom. That’s all people need to know.