Ludwig von Mises: "Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics." - Austrian Economics: An Anthology
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|Ludwig von Mises||Men cannot be made happy against their will.||Liberalism|| p. 46||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody is in a position to decree what should make a fellow man happier.||Human Action|| p. 14; p. 14||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Each individual is the only and final arbiter in matters concerning his own satisfaction and happiness.||Theory and History|| p. 13||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody is called upon to determine what could make another man happier or less unhappy.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 118||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||You do not increase the happiness of a man eager to attend a performance of Abies Irish Rose by forcing him to attend a perfect performance of Hamlet instead. You may deride his poor taste. But he alone is supreme in matters of his own satisfaction.||Bureaucracy|| pp. 9091||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||There is no means of comparing and measuring the happiness of different people and of the same people at different times.||Human Action|| p. 617; p. 621||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||If a man drinks wine and not water I cannot say he is acting irrationally. At most I can say that in his place I would not do so. But his pursuit of happiness is his own business, not mine.||Socialism|| p. 405||Happiness
|Ludwig von Mises||Man is not evil merely because he wants to enjoy pleasure and avoid painin other words, to live. Renunciation, abnegation, and self-sacrifice are not good in themselves.||Socialism|| p. 409||Happiness