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Ludwig von Mises: "In Nature too, much may exist that we do not like. But we cannot change the essential character of natural events. If, for example, someone thinks — and there are some who have maintained as much — that the way in which man ingests his food, digests it, and incorporates it into his body is disgusting, one cannot argue the point with him. One must say to him: There is only this way or starvation." - Liberalism


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Ludwig von MisesThe monopoly problem mankind has to face today is not an outgrowth of the operation of the market economy. It is a product of purposive action on the part of governments. It is not one of the evils inherent in capitalism as the demagogues trumpet. .Human Action p. 363; p. 366Monopolies
Ludwig von MisesThe widespread view that the monopolist can fix prices at will, thatin common phrasehe can dictate prices, is as erroneous as the conclusion, derived from this view, that he has in his hands the power to do whatever he likes.Socialism p. 344Monopolies
Ludwig von MisesMost cartels and trusts would never have been set up had not the governments created the necessary conditions by protectionist measures.Socialism p. 349Monopolies