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Ludwig von Mises: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy


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Ludwig von MisesIn the feudal society, men became rich by war and conquest and through the largess of the sovereign ruler. Men became poor if they were defeated in battle or if they fell from the monarchs good graces. In the capitalistic society, men become richdirectly as the producer of consumers goods.On the Manipulation of Money and Credit pp. 177-78Class Mobility
Ludwig von MisesIn the unhampered market economy there are no privileges, no protection of vested interests, no barriers preventing anybody from striving after any prize.Theory and History p. 114Class Mobility
Ludwig von MisesEntrance into the ranks of the entrepreneurs in a market society, not sabotaged by the interference of government or other agencies resorting to violence, is open to everybody.Planning for Freedom p. 117Class Mobility
Ludwig von MisesUnder capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.Bureaucracy p. 100Class Mobility