It must be remembered that Friedrich Hayek was the cousin of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who like von Mises was an Austrian "jew" (I put this in quotes, @oddguy , b/c Witt was a catholic but Nazi's didn't seem to care and labeled them jewish anyway. Though the family was converted for two generations to christianity, this did not stop them from being endangered of being considered jewish by the nazis. When a high ranking officer informed Wittgenstein's sister and present matriarch of the clan, who had possessed a de facto monopoly on the continental european steel industry, that the Wittgensteins had no fear of being labled "jewish" that she went into a rage. Who was this upstart political bullshitter to tell a Wittgenstein what they were or were not? She replied "The Wittgensteins have always been Jewish and they will aways be Jewish!" I am to understand form reliable sources that she told the officer in detail what to do with himself. Hitler never caught her. I believe that the Wittgensteins should be labeled"crypto-jewish" there are other reasons but I will not go into them here). I recommend The Member Formerly Known As Baya read some of the literature on Wittgenstein from mises.org, though I believe him too fat, stupid and lazy to manage that. Za Man Beast sister Wittgenstein (you should recognize this picture) None the less, what has recently come to my attention is that Von Mises is a total fraud who, like Rand Paul, is an outright plagiarist. Read some of Karl Wittgenstein, a captain of industry whom I believe Ayn Rand drew from \as well: d http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phil/forum/KarlWittgenstein.htm After a couple of his sons committed suicide he cut out his bullshit and withdrew from industry. There was his cancer too.