Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History
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|Ludwig von Mises||Continued inflation inevitably leads to catastrophe.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 109||Inflation
|Ludwig von Mises||What is a loophole? If the law does not punish a definite action or does not tax a definite thing, this is not a loophole. It is simply the law.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 115||LoopholeS
|Ludwig von Mises||Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 333||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||At the breakfast table of every citizen sits in wartime an invisible guest, as it were, a G.I. who shares the meal. In the citizens garage stays not only the family car but besidesinvisiblya tank or a plane. The important fact is that this G.I. needs more in food, clothing, and other things than he used to consume as a civilian and that military equipment wears out much quicker than civilian equipment. The costs of a modern war are enormous.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 331||War and Peace