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Ludwig von Mises: "Under the division of labor, the structure of society rests on the shoulders of all men and women." - Bureaucracy


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Ludwig von MisesBehaviorism fails to explain why different people adjust themselves to the same conditions in different ways.Theory and History p. 245Behaviorism
Ludwig von MisesBehaviorism proposes to study human behavior according to the methods developed by animal and infant psychology. It seeks to investigate reflexes and instincts, automatisms and unconscious reactions. But it has told us nothing about the reflexes that have built cathedrals, railroads, and fortresses, the instincts that have produced philosophies, poems, and legal systems, the automatisms that have resulted in the growth and decline of empires, the unconscious reactions that are splitting atoms.Theory and History pp. 245-46Behaviorism