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Ludwig von Mises: "We owe the origin and development of human society and, consequently, of culture and civilization, to the fact that work performed under the division of labor is more productive than when performed in isolation." - Epistemological Problems of Economics

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Ludwig von MisesThe increase in what is called the productivity of labor is due to the employment of better tools and machines.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 38Productivity
Ludwig von MisesTools and machinery are primarily not labor-saving devices, but means to increase output per unit of input.Human Action p. 768; p. 774Productivity
Ludwig von MisesIt is an illusion to believe that one can maintain productivity and reduce the division of labor.Socialism p. 271Productivity
Ludwig von MisesThe productivity of social cooperation surpasses in every respect the sum total of the production of isolated individuals.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 43Productivity
Ludwig von MisesThe concept of productivity is altogether subjective; it can never provide the starting-point for an objective criticism.Liberalism p. 65Productivity