Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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|Ludwig von Mises||There was no reason whatever to abandon the principle of free enterprise in the field of banking.||Human Action|| p. 440; p. 443||Banking
|Ludwig von Mises||It is extremely difficult for our contemporaries to conceive of the conditions of free banking because they take government interference with banking for granted and as necessary.||Human Action|| p. 444; p. 447||Banking
|Ludwig von Mises||What is needed to prevent any further credit expansion is to place the banking business under the general rules of commercial and civil laws compelling every individual and firm to fulfill all obligations in full compliance with the terms of the contract.||Human Action|| p. 440; p. 443||Banking
|Ludwig von Mises||Imprudent granting of credit is bound to prove just as ruinous to a bank as to any other merchant.||The Theory of Money and Credit|| p. 295||Banking