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 main and only concern of the Austrian economists was to contribute to the advancement of economics. They never tried to win the support of anybody by other means than by the convincing power developed in their books and articles. ||Austrian Economics: An Anthology|| p. 72||Austrian economists
|Ludwig von Mises||Those whom the world called the Austrian economists were, in the Austrian universities, somewhat reluctantly tolerated outsiders.||Austrian Economics: An Anthology|| p. 56||Austrian economists
|Ludwig von Mises||What distinguishes the Austrian School and will lend it everlasting fame is its doctrine of economic action, in contrast to one of economic equilibrium or nonaction.||Notes and Recollections|| p. 36||Austrian economists
|Ludwig von Mises||There is, in fact, in the writings and teaching of those who nowadays call themselves economists, no longer any comprehension of the operation of the economic system as such.||Economic Freedom and Interventionism|| p. 154||Economists
|Ludwig von Mises||In the same way in which it is impossible for a mathematician to specialize in triangles and to neglect the study of circles, it is impossible to be an expert on wage rates without at the same time mastering the problems of profits and interest, commodity prices, and currency and banking.||Economic Freedom and Interventionism|| p. 234||Economists