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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 MisesThe evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures bothnot only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer.Liberalism p. 58Corruption
Ludwig von MisesThe corruption of the regulatory bodies does not shake his blind confidence in the infallibility and perfection of the state; it merely fills him with moral aversion to entrepreneurs and capitalists.A Critique of Interventionism p. 30Corruption
Ludwig von MisesCorruption is an evil inherent in every government not controlled by a watchful public opinion.Omnipotent Government p. 206Corruption