venerdì 30 ottobre 2009
The growth of Mises.org
The GDP figures now show "economic growth." But consider the source: the numbers were generated through a series of tricks that range from the silly (tax credits to give a temporary puff to housing) to deeply destructive (you can't create wealth by destroying old cars).
Now consider the growth of Mises.org. This is immense, rock solid, and deeply rooted in reality. And best of all, the growth flows from human volition and not force: users, donors, and everyone who loves liberty.
People regard the site of the Mises Institute as a treasure of the Internet for good reason.
The content is unsurpassed, steeped in tradition but always looking forward. We have hundreds of new texts online, and thousands of hours of audio and video.
We've moved from one Mises Daily to three per day, with growing circulation. Are you subscribed? You can do that from the front page.
The community grows by the day, with lively discussion on the forum and even in the chat room, along with user blogs and groups.
We have a new image archives. Design tweaks appear everywhere, and the blog has not only more content but some zippy new tools, along with active discussion.
Mises.org has gone from town to city to universe in a matter of years, and yet there is no rest. We have a new database server that you can't see but you certainly feel it in the new speed. We are focused in the weeks ahead on an improved media library, but already you can look and listen to everything without leaving your browser.
If you prefer RSS to the web interface, there are thousands of feeds available: by author, by type, by sector, or anything else you want.
Then of course there is the world's best web store on economics and politics, where you can pick up hundreds of books, choose an economics tee shirt, buy a Mises coin or two, or even examine our new pride and joy: the Mises Bust for your home or office.
We hope you visit often, or just move in permanently for the duration. It's everyone's home for liberty: Mises.org
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