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Ludwig von MisesThere cannot be the slightest doubt that migration barriers diminish the productivity of human labor.Liberalism p. 139Immigration
Ludwig von MisesThe closed-door policy is one of the root causes of our wars.Omnipotent Government p. 263Immigration
Ludwig von MisesImmigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one's own as easily as a new costume.Socialism p. 38Immigration
Ludwig von MisesThe principles of freedom, which have gradually been gaining ground everywhere since the eighteenth century, gave people freedom of movement.Nation, State, and Economy p. 58Migration
Ludwig von MisesA nation that believes in itself and its future, a nation that means to stress the sure feeling that its members are bound to one another not merely by accident of birth but also by the common possession of a culture that is valuable above all to each of them, would necessarily be able to remain unperturbed when it saw individual persons shift to other nations.Nation, State, and Economy p. 76Migration