Question about Mises

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    First, thank you for your very helpful answers before.

    Here I risk sounding incredibly dumb and gullible, but I was reading what Wiki says about Mises. It mentions that he was an economic advisor to the Austrofascist Engellbert Dolfus before a Nazi assassination attempt on the guy.

    What was Mises’ role in that administration? Did Mises talk about how he influenced or tried to influence that regime? Was it the assassination attempt that led to his emigration?

    It seems strange to me that he would have served in a fascist administration if that is even true at all.

    Thank you


    Dear John,

    My knowledge of Mises, such as it is, is largely confined to his theoretical works: Human Action, Socialism, Liberalism, Theory and History etc. I know little beyond the merest outlines of his personal life. The place to find the answer to your question is, I suspect, Professor Hulsmann’s Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism, available at

    I hope that you can find the answer to your question there.

    Best wishes,

    Gerard Casey

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