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Ludwig von Mises: "The riches of the rich are not the cause of the poverty of anybody; the process that makes some people rich is, on the contrary, the corollary of the process that improves many peoples want satisfaction. The entrepreneurs, the capitalists and the technologists prosper as far as they succeed in best supplying the consumers." - The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality


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Ludwig von MisesIt is not to be denied that the loftiest theme that human thought can set for itself is reflection on ultimate questions. Whether such reflection can accomplish anything is doubtful.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics
Ludwig von MisesOne may hold poets, prophets, or promulgators of new values in higher esteem than scientists. But in no case is one free to confound these two fundamentally different functions.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics
Ludwig von MisesMetaphysics and science perform different functions. They cannot, therefore, adopt the same procedures, nor are they alike in their goals.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics