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||In the feudal society, men became rich by war and conquest and through the largess of the sovereign ruler. Men became poor if they were defeated in battle or if they fell from the monarchs good graces. In the capitalistic society, men become richdirectly as the producer of consumers goods.||On the Manipulation of Money and Credit|| pp. 177-78||Class Mobility
|Ludwig von Mises||In the unhampered market economy there are no privileges, no protection of vested interests, no barriers preventing anybody from striving after any prize.||Theory and History|| p. 114||Class Mobility
|Ludwig von Mises||Entrance into the ranks of the entrepreneurs in a market society, not sabotaged by the interference of government or other agencies resorting to violence, is open to everybody.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 117||Class Mobility
|Ludwig von Mises||Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune.||Bureaucracy|| p. 100||Class Mobility