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Ludwig von Mises: "Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics." - Austrian Economics: An Anthology


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Ludwig von MisesA higher standard of living also brings about a higher standard of culture and civilization.Economic Policy p. 89Prosperity
Ludwig von MisesGovernment cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.A Critique of Interventionism p. 23Prosperity
Ludwig von MisesThe very existence of a comparatively great number of invalids is, however paradoxical, a characteristic mark of civilization and material well-being. Provision for those invalids who lack mean of sustenance and are not taken care of by their next of kin has long been considered a work of charity.Human Action p. 833; p. 837Prosperity