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 Mises||Since the third century Christianity has always served simultaneously those who supported the social order and those who wished to overthrow it. . . . It is the same today: Christianity fights both for and against Socialism.||Socialism|| p. 378||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||It was not the Syllabus of Pope Pius IX that paved the way for the return of intolerance and the persecution of dissenters. It was the writings of the socialists.||Theory and History|| p. 68||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Christian Socialism is none the less Socialism.||Socialism|| p. 382||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Christianity has acquiesced in slavery and polygamy, has practically canonized war, has, in the name of the Lord, burnt heretics and devastated countries.||Socialism|| pp. 397-98||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Virtually all the Christian churches and sects have espoused the principles of socialism and interventionism.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Christianity
|Ludwig von Mises||Protestantism is no more a safeguard of freedom than Catholicism. The ideal of liberalism is the complete separation of church and state, and tolerance--without any regard to differences among the churches.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 30||Christianity