Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom
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|Ludwig von Mises||Democracy is not a good that people can enjoy without trouble. It is, on the contrary, a treasure that must be daily defended and conquered anew by strenuous effort.||Bureaucracy|| p. 121||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Democracy too is not divine.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Majorities are no less exposed to error and frustration than kings and dictators. That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||People can today seek salvation only in democracy, in the right of self-determination both of individuals and of nations.||Nation, State, and Economy|| p. 131||Democracy