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 Mises||The Welfare State is merely a method for transforming the market economy step by step into socialism.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 219||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||The policies advocated by the welfare school remove the incentive to saving on the part of private citizens. On the one hand, the measures directed toward a curtailment of big incomes and fortunes seriously reduce or destroy entirely the wealthier peoples power to save. On the other hand, the sums which people with moderate incomes previously contributed to capital accumulation are manipulated in such a way as to channel them into the lines of consumption.||Human Action|| p. 841; pp. 844-45||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||An essential point in the social philosophy of interventionism is the existence of an inexhaustible fund which can be squeezed forever. The whole system of interventionism collapses when this fountain is drained off: The Santa Claus principle liquidates itself.||Human Action|| p. 854; p. 858||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||All almsgiving inevitably tends to pauperize the recipient.||Socialism|| p. 422||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||If the will to be well and efficient is weakened, illness and inability to work is caused.||Socialism|| pp. 43132||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||The problems of poor relief are problems of the arrangement of consumption, not of the arrangement of production activities.||Human Action|| p. 600; p. 603||Welfare
|Ludwig von Mises||The Welfare State with its methods of easy money, credit expansion and undisguised inflation continually takes bites out of all claims payable in units of the nations legal tender.||Liberty and Property|| p. 25||Welfare