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Ludwig von Mises: "Continued adherence to a policy of compulsory education is utterly incompatible with efforts to establish lasting peace." - Liberalism


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Ludwig von MisesAll that good government can do to improve the material well-being of the masses is to establish and to preserve an institutional setting in which there are no obstacles to the progressive accumulation of new capital and its utilization for the improvement of technical methods of production.Planning for Freedom p. 6Good Government
Ludwig von MisesGovernment ought to protect the individuals within the country against the violent and fraudulent attacks of gangsters, and it should defend the country against foreign enemies.Economic Policy p. 37Good Government
Ludwig von MisesGovernments become liberal only when forced to by the citizens.Omnipotent Government p. 58Good Government
Ludwig von MisesWhoever wants lastingly to establish good government must start by trying to persuade his fellow citizens and offering them sound ideologies. . . . There is no hope left for a civilization when the masses favor harmful policies.Omnipotent Government p. 120Good Government