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Ludwig von Mises: "Monetary calculation and cost accounting constitute the most important intellectual tool of the capitalist entrepreneur, and it was no one less than Goethe who pronounced the system of double-entry bookkeeping one of the finest inventions of the human mind." - Liberalism


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Ludwig von MisesLenins ideal was to build a nations production effort according to the model of the post office.Liberty and Property p. 14Lenin
Ludwig von MisesIn his life and his reading he remained so far removed from the facts of economic life that he was as great a stranger to the work of the bourgeoisie as a Hottentot to the work of an explorer taking geographical measurements.Socialism p. 189Lenin
Ludwig von MisesLenin was cynical enough to say that revolutions must be achieved with the catchwords of the day. And he achieved his own revolution by affirming publiclyagainst his better convictionthe catchwords that had taken hold of public opinion.Omnipotent Government p. 127Lenin
Ludwig von MisesAll that Lenin learned about business from the tales of his comrades who occasionally sat in business offices was that it required a lot of scribbling, recording, and ciphering. Thus, he declares that accounting and control are the chief things necessary for the organizing and correct functioning of society. . . . Here we have the philosophy of the filing clerk in its full glory.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality pp. 2425Lenin