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Ludwig von Mises: "Nothing is more calculated to make a demagogue popular than a constantly reiterated demand for heavy taxes on the rich. Capital levies and high income taxes on the larger incomes are extraordinarily popular with the masses, who do not have to pay them." - Socialism

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Ludwig von MisesFree trade begins at home.Omnipotent Government p. 237Free Trade
Ludwig von MisesIn our age of international division of labor, free trade is the prerequisite for any amicable arrangement between nations.Omnipotent Government p. 6Free Trade
Ludwig von MisesHistory is a struggle between two principles, the peaceful principle, which advances the development of trade, and the militarist-imperialist principle, which interprets human society not as a friendly division of labour but as the forcible repression of some of its members by others.Socialism p. 268Free Trade
Ludwig von MisesIf trade were completely free, production would only take place under the most suitable conditions.Socialism p. 201Free Trade
Ludwig von MisesIt is inconsistent to support a policy of low trade barriers. Either trade barriers are useful, then they cannot be high enough; or they are harmful, then they have to disappear completely.Money, Method, and the Market Process pp. 13536Free Trade
Ludwig von MisesIt is hopeless to expect a change by an international agreement. If a country thinks that more free trade is to its own advantage, then it may always open its frontiers.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 136Free Trade