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Ludwig von Mises: "Neither the entrepreneurs nor the farmers nor the capitalists determine what has to be produced. The consumers do that." - Human Action


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Ludwig von MisesOnce 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. 22Paternalism
Ludwig von MisesIt 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. 734Paternalism