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 Mises||Strictly speaking, people do not long for tangible goods as such, but for the services which these goods are fitted to render them.||Human Action|| p. 234; p. 233||Material Goods
|Ludwig von Mises||In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain…. the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs, habits, prejudice, tradition, changing fashions, and many other things.||Human Action|| p. 234; p. 233||Material Goods