The Best Schools on the Mises Institute

The Best Schools website has just published a list of the “50 Most Influential Think Tanks in the United States.” On this list, the Mises Institute ranks ninth, ahead of the American Enterprise Institute, the Rand Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Hoover Institution, and far ahead of the Acton Institute and the Mercatus Center. The high ranking is especially noteworthy, if one considers the vastly greater endowments and annual revenues of these other think tanks. Billionaires do not control the Mises Institute, nor does it receive government funding. How then is its success to be explained? I am hardly a disinterested observer, but a well-known quotation from Spinoza comes to mind, one which Mises liked: “Even as light makes manifest both itself and darkness, so is truth the measure of itself and  of falsehood.”


4:18 pm on December 14, 2015