Ludwig von Mises: "Monetary calculation and cost accounting constitute the most important intellectual tool of the capitalist entrepreneur, and it was no one less than Goethe who pronounced the system of double-entry bookkeeping one of the finest inventions of the human mind." - Liberalism
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|Ludwig von Mises||In the realm of nature we cannot know anything about final causes, by reference to which events can be explained. But in the field of human actions there is the finality of acting men. Men make choices. They aim at certain ends and they apply means in order to attain the ends sought.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing could by more mistaken than the now fashionable attempt to apply the methods and concepts of the natural sciences to the solution of social problems.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||What makes natural science possible is the power to experiment; what makes social science possible is the power to grasp or to comprehend the meaning of human action.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| p. 9||Natural Sciences