Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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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