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||As a method of economic analysis econometrics is a childish play with figures that does not contribute anything to the elucidation of the problems of economic reality.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 63||Econometrics
|Ludwig von Mises||The specific experience with which economics and economic statistics are concerned always refers to the past. It is history, and as such does not provide knowledge about a regularity that will manifest itself also in the future.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. xiv||Econometrics
|Ludwig von Mises||As there are in the field of social affairs no constant relations between magnitudes, no measurement is possible and economics can never become quantitative.||The Theory of Money and Credit|| p. 460||Econometrics
|Ludwig von Mises||Every quantity that we can observe is a historical event, a fact which cannot be fully described without specifying the time and geographical point. The econometrician is unable to disprove this fact, which cuts the ground from under his reasoning. He cannot help admitting that there are no behavior constants.||Theory and History|| p. 10||Econometrics