Ludwig von Mises: "We owe the origin and development of human society and, consequently, of culture and civilization, to the fact that work performed under the division of labor is more productive than when performed in isolation." - Epistemological Problems of Economics
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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