– October 16, 2019
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Mises vs. Marx - The March of History

I’m extremely pleased to announce the release of “The March of History,” an artistic/intellectual project of the American Institute for Economic Research three years in the making. It pits Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises against the godfather of socialism, Karl Marx, in a rap battle that spans more than 150 years of history, philosophy, and economic theory. The debate between socialists and capitalists is just as topical today as it was in 1848, as is obvious from the headlines today.

So many people were involved in this project from generous donors to hard-working actors and editors and everyone in between. I would like to thank them all individually but of course I must single out the real genius behind the lyrics and story: John Papola of Emergent Order. He has been such a pleasure to work with on this project.

You will notice that the video contains subtitles in most major languages. Be sure to go to MisesMarx.com to watch the additional videos alongside the interactive lyrics.

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Edward Peter Stringham

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Edward Peter Stringham is President of the American Institute for Economic Research,  Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College, and editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. He is editor of two books and author of more than seventy journal articles, book chapters, and policy studies. His work has been discussed in 15 of the top 20 newspapers in the United States and on more than 100 broadcast stations including MTV. Stringham is a frequent guest on BBC World, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, and Fox, and Rise Global ranks Stringham as one of the top 100 most influential economists in the world.

He earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross in 1997, his Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2002 , and first published with the American Institute for Economic Research in 2003. His book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, is published by Oxford University Press

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