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Ludwig von Mises’ defense of free enterprise is lost on socialists

In 1944, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises made a passionate defense of free enterprise to a group of business leaders at the California Club in Los Angeles. Seven decades later, the same venue hosted an event for the economics institute named for Mises.

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