by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
“Thoughts and ideas are not phantoms,” Ludwig von Mises wrote in Theory and History. “They are real things. Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm of tangible and material things.”
Proof of this statement can be observed in Brazil, where, in the midst of political and socioeconomic turmoil, Mises’ Austrian ideas are gaining a foothold. And, moreover, changing the minds of Brazilians about the direction in which the country should head.
In fact, Mises has become most Googled economist in the country. Take a look, for example, at the interest of Keynes vs. Mises on Google Trends.