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Ludwig von Mises: "We must comprehend that it is impossible to improve the economic conditions of the underdeveloped nations by grants in aid. If we send them foodstuffs to fight famines, we merely relieve their governments from the necessity of abandoning their disastrous agricultural policies." - Money, Method, and the Market Process


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Ludwig von MisesAs the idea of contract enters the Law of Marriage, it breaks the rule of the male, and makes the wife a partner with equal rights. From a one-sided relationship resting on force, marriage thus becomes a mutual agreement.Socialism p. 82Marriage
Ludwig von MisesThus marriage, as we know it, has come into existence entirely as a result of the contractual idea penetrating into this sphere of life. All our cherished ideals of marriage have grown out of this idea. That marriage unites one man and one woman, that it can be entered into only with the free will of both parties, that it imposes a duty of mutual fidelity, that a mans violations of the marriage vows are to be judged no differently from a womans, that the rights of husband and wife are essentially the samethese principles develop from the contractual attitude to the problem of marital life.Socialism pp. 8283Marriage
Ludwig von MisesIn the modern contractual marriage, which takes place at the desire of husband and wife, marriage and love are united.Socialism p. 83Marriage