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Ludwig von Mises: "Under the division of labor, the structure of society rests on the shoulders of all men and women." - Bureaucracy


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Ludwig von MisesThe notion of justice makes sense only when referring to a definite system of norms which in itself is assumed to be uncontested and safe against any criticism.Human Action p. 716; p. 720Justice
Ludwig von MisesThere is no such thing as an absolute notion of justice not referring to a definite system of social organization. . . . There is neither right nor wrong outside the social nexus.Human Action p. 717; p. 721Justice
Ludwig von MisesThe idea of justice refers always to social cooperation.Human Action p. 717; p. 721Justice
Ludwig von MisesConduct suited to preserve social cooperation is just, conduct detrimental to the preservation of society is unjust.Theory and History p. 54Justice