Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom
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|Ludwig von Mises||The 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. 275||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||Big business always servesdirectly or indirectlythe masses.||The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality|| p. 2||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||Not 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. 15||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||The 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. 118||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||The 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. 42||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||What 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. 134||Big Business
|Ludwig von Mises||Big 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. 4||Big Business