Ludwig von Mises: "We must comprehend that it is impossible to improve the economic conditions of the underdeveloped nations by grants in aid. If we send them foodstuffs to fight famines, we merely relieve their governments from the necessity of abandoning their disastrous agricultural policies." - Money, Method, and the Market Process
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|Ludwig von Mises||Once you begin to admit that it is the duty of the government to control your consumption of alcohol, what can you reply to those who say the control of books and ideas is much more important?||Economic Policy|| p. 22||Paternalism
|Ludwig von Mises||It is a fact that no paternal government, whether ancient or modern, ever shrank from regimenting its subjects minds, beliefs, and opinions. If one abolishes mans freedom to determine his own consumption, one takes all freedoms away.||Human Action|| p. 729; p. 734||Paternalism