Ludwig von Mises: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy
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|Ludwig von Mises||Even capital punishment could not make price control work in the days of Emperor Diocletian and the French Revolution.||Defense, Control, and Inflation|| pp. 109-10||Price control
|Ludwig von Mises||Economics does not say that isolated government interference with the prices of only one commodity or a few commodities is unfair, bad, or unfeasible. It says that such interference produces results contrary to its purpose, that it makes conditions worse, not better, from the point of view of the government and those backing its interference.||Human Action|| p. 758; p. 764||Price control
|Ludwig von Mises||A government that sets out to abolish market prices is inevitably driven toward the abolition of private property; it has to recognize that there is no middle way between the system of private property in the means of production combined with free contract, and the system of common ownership of the means of production, or socialism. It is gradually forced toward compulsory production, universal obligation to labor, rationing of consumption, and, finally, official regulation of the whole of production and consumption.||The Theory of Money and Credit|| p. 281||Price control
|Ludwig von Mises||During thousands of years, in all parts of the inhabited earth, innumerable sacrifices have been made to the chimera of just and reasonable prices.||The Theory of Money and Credit|| p. 282||Price control
|Ludwig von Mises||Economic affairs cannot be kept going by magistrates and policemen.||The Theory of Money and Credit||p. 282||Price Control