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Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History


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Ludwig von MisesIt is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills of rights.The Theory of Money and Credit p. 454Sound Money
Ludwig von MisesThus the sound-money principle has two aspects. It is affirmative in approving the markets choice of a commonly used medium of exchange. It is negative in obstructing the governments propensity to meddle with the currency system.The Theory of Money and Credit p. 455Sound Money
Ludwig von MisesThere cannot be stable money within an environment dominated by ideologies hostile to the preservation of economic freedom.The Theory of Money and Credit p. 480Sound Money
Ludwig von MisesSound money still means today what it meant in the nineteenth century: the gold standard.The Theory of Money and Credit p. 480Sound Money
Ludwig von MisesPerpetual vigilance on the part of the citizens can achieve what a thousand laws and dozens of alphabetical bureaus with hordes of employees never have and never will achieve: the preservation of a sound currency.The Theory of Money and Credit p. 495Sound Money