Ludwig von Mises: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy
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|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing, however, is as ill founded as the assertion of the alleged equality of all members of the human race.||Liberalism|| p. 28||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||Collaboration of the more talented, more able, and more industrious with the less talented, less able, and less industrious results in benefit for both. The gains derived from the division of labor are always mutual.||Human Action|| p. 159; p. 160||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||The heir of a wealthy man [undoubtedly] enjoys a certain advantage as he starts under more favorable conditions than others.||The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality|| pp. 4041||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||The egalitarian doctrine is manifestly contrary to all the facts established by biology and by history. Only fanatical partisans of this theory can contend that what distinguishes the genius from the dullard is entirely the effect of postnatal influences.||Theory and History|| p. 331||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||We cannot really say any more about the inherited characteristics of the individual than that some men are more gifted from birth than others. Where the difference between good and bad is to be sought we cannot say.||Socialism|| p. 288||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||Men are unequal; individuals differ from one another. They differ because their prenatal as well as their postnatal history is never identical.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 59||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||In talking about equality and asking vehemently for its realization, nobody advocates a curtailment of his own present income.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 137||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||What those people who ask for equality have in mind is always an increase in their own power to consume.||Human Action|| p. 836; p. 840||Equality
|Ludwig von Mises||The idea of equal distribution of land is a pernicious illusion. Its execution would plunge mankind into misery and starvation, and would in fact wipe out civilization itself.||Theory and History|| p. 354||Equality