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||The monopoly problem mankind has to face today is not an outgrowth of the operation of the market economy. It is a product of purposive action on the part of governments. It is not one of the evils inherent in capitalism as the demagogues trumpet. .||Human Action|| p. 363; p. 366||Monopolies
|Ludwig von Mises||The widespread view that the monopolist can fix prices at will, thatin common phrasehe can dictate prices, is as erroneous as the conclusion, derived from this view, that he has in his hands the power to do whatever he likes.||Socialism|| p. 344||Monopolies
|Ludwig von Mises||Most cartels and trusts would never have been set up had not the governments created the necessary conditions by protectionist measures.||Socialism|| p. 349||Monopolies