A film about the founder of the Austrian School of Economics and its beginnings

Carl Menger

and the beginnings of the Austrian School of economics

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150th anniversary of Carl Menger’s “Principles of Economics”

 

We are making the film in celebration of the 150th anniversary of publishing the “Principles of Economics” – a Carl Menger’s work which paved the way for the Austrian school of economics. The film will be 75 minutes long. We are shooting in Austria, Czechia, Poland, and France.

 

The story concentrates on two levels. The first one is the historical one: Carl Menger’s life. The second is the story of people rediscovering him. The historical level helps us understand how Menger built the system, what influenced him on his way, and how he changed the reality. The contemporary level tells us if Menger’s ideas are still present and what can be done using the tools that were not available to him. .

Why it is worth engaging in the project?

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Let's comemorate and promote one the most outstanding economists in the history. We would not be able to benefit from the Austrian school of economics and its achievements, if not for Menger and the intellectual and institutional environment he created.

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We are able to create the film, which, thanks to the open access and English subtitles will be watched all over the world.

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We will show how the intellectual sources which helped economics get to the next level and how the Central Europe's cultural climate affected Menger's and his successors' way of thinking.

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It is an excellent opportunity to promote the Austrian school of economics. Through the audiovisual materials which gain a lot of importance, we will reach out to the new viewers.

Menger’s great vision

Help us celebrate a man of a great vision. Carl Menger put human needs at the centre of economics. He valued people of action and opposed state old privileges. He believed he could change the reality and acted to do so – among others as a teacher of the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Despite the strong opposition against his discoveries, he was not afraid to speak up and fight for the truth – for the timeless foundation of economics.

Arcyksiąże Rudolf Habsburg

Archduke Rudolf Habsburg

Carl Menger – support the promotion of the film!

Thanks to the generosity of over 150 donors, we have already raised PLN 125,986.

We have reached the goal of 120,000! ! Work on the film about Carl Menger is at a very advanced level – as of today, we are around the year 1890, far behind the admitted half of the film.

Thank you to all the donors! Some have donated the collection several times. We managed to reach the 120,000 threshold! We know very well that just making a film about Carl Menger is not enough to bring the character sufficiently closer. We know that the film needs promotion. We are setting our next target – PLN 150 000!!

This amount will help cover the film’s production costs and organise a promotional campaign.

FUNDRAISING FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE FILM

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We have collected 613 zł
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FUNDRAISING FOR THE FILM

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We have collected 120.000 zł
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in gratitude, the name of the donor will be placed forever on carlmenger.pl/en;

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limited pre-release screening (stream) with director’s commentary

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Donor’s name in the credits;

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The creation of the film has already been donated by:

Bartosz Baranowski

Piotr Stanisław Wajda

Fundacja Fizycznej Ekonomii
Marek Górecki

Bartosz Jakusz

Tomasz Kłosiński

Rafał Prost

Łukasz Szostak

Dawid Topczewski

Bartłomiej Widlarz

and also:

Emil Banasiak
Skarbimir Bejmert
Tomasz Berendt
Bartosz Biernacki
Piotr Bigaj
Tomasz Borecki
Dariusz Bujar
Kinga Burgiel
Szymon Celak
Joanna Chodor
Łukasz Chrząszcz
Marcin Ciszczoń
Aleksandra Czwojdrak
Mateusz Czyżniewski
Krzysztof Derejski
Jacek Diehl
Mateusz Duszewski
Bartosz Dziewa
Radosław Dziki
Karol Farbaniec
Ángel Manuel García Carmona
Karol Gawuc
Jakub Gietka
Michał Gońda
Karol Grodzicki
Mariusz Grunt
Łukasz Horodecki
Stanisław Hyrnik

Karol Izert
Konrad Jackowski
Konrad Janiec
Maciej Jeschke
Piotr Jurecki
Piotr Jurowicz
Jakub Juszczak
Kamil Kajetanowicz
Paweł Kaptur
Bartłomiej Korban
Jan Kosmala
Włodzimierz Kostka
Maciej Kościelniak
Jakub Kozłowski
Karol Krajewski
Marcin Kremiec
Krzysztof Krzaczkowski
Filip Lech
Beata Lech
Jakub Ligęza
Wojciech Łopuszański
Konrad Łopuszyński
Damian Łuszcz
Marek Magdoń
Wojciech Majek
Kornelia Majerska
Kacper Malec
Marian Małek

Bartłomiej Mazurek
Dawid Megger
Paweł Młynarek
Mateusz Musielak
Michał Muźnierowski
Łukasz Nieroda
Roman Niestrój
Paweł Nowak
Elżbieta Nowakowska
Maciej Nowakowski
Paweł Nowakowski
Wojciech Ochała
Adam Ochmański
Daniel Patryn
Andrzej Pawlak
Władysław Pęksa
Marcin Pietrosiński
Karol Piszczek
Marcin Raburski
Tomasz Raciborski
Tomasz Rawski
Adrian Rodriguez-Lovera
Adam Rombek
Diego Ruiz
Krzysztof Rusnarczyk
Paweł Samoraj
Bartek Sikorski
Szymon Skrzypczak
Jakub Stefanowski

Paweł Student
Krystian Sycz
Piotr Szafruga
Artur Szczepek
Roman Szczykutowicz
Piotr Szewc
Zbigniew Szwochertowski
Michał Szymczuk
Jan Śreniawski
Paweł Tkocz
Jakub Tokarz
Mariusz Tomiak
Michał Torbiński
Dawid Walas
Tomasz Waszczyk
Paweł Wawrzyniak
Marcin Wieloch
Jacek Wierzbicki
Karol Więckowski
Lech Wilczyński
Adam Witkowski
Tomasz Wojtasik
Marcin Woźniak
Jakub Zaborowski
Kacper Zakrzewski
Przemysław Ziemba
Aleksander Żarnowski
Romuald Żochowski
Dariusz Żychliński

Let’s repay the debt of gratitude!

As a Polish Mises Institute we owe a lot to Carl Menger. We would not be here if not for his accomplishments and his attitude to life. Thanks to his “Principles of Economics” Ludwig von Mises studied economics. Menger’s student, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk was Mises’ mentor.

We owe Carl Menger a debt of gratitude and want to repay it through this film. We believe that with our friends’ support we will make it happen.

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