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Ludwig von Mises: "In the capitalist society there is a place and bread for all. Its ability to expand provides sustenance for every worker. Permanent unemployment is not a feature of free capitalism." - Socialism


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Ludwig von MisesThe bigness and the economic power of the railroad companies did not impede the emergence of the motor car and the airplane.Human Action p. 276; p. 275Big Business
Ludwig von MisesBig business always servesdirectly or indirectlythe masses.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 2Big Business
Ludwig von MisesNot offices and bureaucrats, but big business deserves credit for the fact that most of the families in the United States own a motorcar and a radio set.Planned Chaos p. 15Big Business
Ludwig von MisesThe big business enterprises are almost without exception corporations, precisely because they are too big for single individuals to own them entirely. The growth of business units has far outstripped the growth of individual fortunes.Theory and History p. 118Big Business
Ludwig von MisesThe characteristic mark of big business is mass production for the satisfaction of the needs of the masses. Under capitalism the workers themselves, directly or indirectly, are the main consumers of all those things that the factories are turning out.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 42Big Business
Ludwig von MisesWhat makes a firm big is its success in best filling the demands of the buyers. If the bigger enterprise did not better serve the people than a smaller one, it would long since have been reduced to smallness.Planning for Freedom p. 134Big Business
Ludwig von MisesBig business depends entirely on the patronage of those who buy its products: the biggest enterprises loses its power and its influence when it loses its customers.Economic Policy p. 4Big Business