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The Mises University: Required Readings

The following essays provide a basic understanding necessary for all classes at the Mises University. They are also available in offline versions for students accepted into the program.

Also in preparation for the Mises University, if you are planning to concentrate on a particular subject area, being familiar with the main writings can be a great benefit.

See the Literature Page for references and links.  Additional suggested readings from faculty:

Intellectual Property
Against Intellectual Property by N. Stephan Kinsella

Realism and Abstraction in Economics: Aristotle and Mises versus Friedman by Roderick Long

Health Economics
“About the Canadian and United Kingdom Health Care Systems”
“American Health Care Fascialism” by Tom DiLorenzo, Mises Daily Oct. 23, 2009 at http://mises.org/daily/3793
“What’s Really Wrong with the Healthcare Industry,” by Vijay Boyapati, Mises Daily May 26, 2010 at http://mises.org/daily/4434
“What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us,” by Yuri Maltsev, Mises Daily Aug. 21, 2009 at http://mises.org/daily/3650

Consumer Product Regulation
“What Keeps Us Safe” by Mark Thornton, March 1996 Free Market at http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=193
“The Dangers of Food Safety” by Patrick Weinert, October 1998 Free Market at http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=56

Objections to Capitalism
“Common Objections to Capitalism” by Art Carden, Mises Daily Nov. 3, 2009 at http://mises.org/daily/3771

The Noneconomic Objections to Capitalism,” by Ludwig von Mises, Mises Daily Aug. 5, 2006 at http://mises.org/daily/2223 (excerpted from Part IV of The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality)

“Global Capitalism in Crisis,” by Kamran Mofid, at http://www.transnational.org/SAJT/forum/meet/2002/Mofid_Capitalism.html

“The Free Market Utopia.”  http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/2000/01/001weinberg.htm.