Tuesday, July 13, 2010


For some years now the book Liberalism, by Ludwig von Mises, has been available in various formats. It is in print and has been in print for some time. I've never had trouble finding copies.

Yet the conservative-leaning Mises Institute (which Mises had nothing to do with) has published a new edition of the book claiming: "How marvelous that is finally available to English audiences again!" They say: "The world has waited for a reprint, and it is here...."

What? Available again?

Liberty Fund has had an edition of this book in print for the last five years. So why is the Mises Institute pretending to be bringing "back" a book that has been widely available for some time?

That seems a tad bit dishonest to me.