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Ludwig von Mises: "Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune." - Bureaucracy


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Ludwig von MisesThe concept of a just or fair price is devoid of any scientific meaning; it is a disguise for wishes, a striving for a state of affairs different from reality.Human Action p. 329; p. 332Fairness
Ludwig von MisesTo the grumbler who complains about the unfairness of the market system only one piece of advice can be given: If you want to acquire wealth, then try to satisfy the public by offering them something that is cheaper or which they like better. Try to supersede Pinkapinka by mixing another beverage. Equality under the law gives you the power to challenge every millionaire. It isin a market not sabotaged by government-imposed restrictionsexclusively your fault if you do not outstrip the chocolate king, the movie star and the boxing champion.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality pp. 910.Fairness
Ludwig von MisesDaydreams of a fair world which would treat him according to his real worth are the refuge of all those plagued by a lack of self-knowledge.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 15Fairness