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Ludwig von Mises: "Luxury is the roadmaker of progress." - Socialism


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Ludwig von MisesNo proletarian contributed anything to the construction of antiliberal teachings. At the root of the genealogical tree of modern socialism we meet the name of the depraved scion of one of the most eminent aristocratic families of royal France.Omnipotent Government p. 118Classes
Ludwig von MisesIt is not true that the dangers to the maintenance of peace, democracy, freedom, and capitalism are a result of a revolt of the masses. They are an achievement of scholars and intellectuals, of sons of the well-to-do, of writers and artists pampered by the best society.Omnipotent Government p. 119Classes
Ludwig von MisesThe elite should be supreme by virtue of persuasion, not by the assistance of firing squads.Omnipotent Government p. 120Classes