Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute, where he serves as a writer, public speaker, and advocate for property, markets, and civil society. He previously worked as a longtime advisor and chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, for whom he wrote hundreds of articles and speeches. In his years with Dr. Paul he worked with countless grassroots activists and organizations dedicated to reducing the size and scope of government. Jeff also spent many years as a tax attorney advising private equity clients on mergers & acquisitions.

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  • Playing Games With Stocks
    March 2021

    Playing Games With Stocks

    The GameStop saga is more than just a tale of greed, mania, manipulation, or vengeance. It is a story of power dynamics and a challenge to those dynamics. When elites screw up money and banking as badly as they have, populist blowback is inevitable.

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  • The GameStop Saga Unravels Stakeholder Theory
    February 4, 2021

    The GameStop Saga Unravels Stakeholder Theory

    Stakeholder theory and a distorted notion of equity are at the heart of the GameStop story.

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  • An Austrian Frame of Mind
    January 2020

    An Austrian Frame of Mind

    Professor Janek Wasserman, to his credit, is not a polemicist. His new book is indeed a leftist critique of the broad school of economic thought now colloquially referred to as “Austrian,” but it is not only that. It is also a lively and well-paced history of the astonishing influence pre-war Viennese intellectuals had on the greater world, and continue to have in areas far beyond economics. The author’s ideology intrudes at times, but never quite so obtrusively as to derail the book’s mission. The Marginal Revolutionaries first and foremost is a worthwhile historical account of major figures from the Austrian school, and not primarily an attempt at academic or ideological refutation.

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