Ludwig von Mises: "Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics." - Austrian Economics: An Anthology
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|Ludwig von Mises||Freedom and liberty always mean freedom from police interference.||Planned Chaos|| p. 64||Police Power
|Ludwig von Mises||The police officer and the fireman have no better claim to the publics gratitude than the doctors, the railroad engineers, the welders, the sailors, or the manufacturers of any useful commodity. The traffic cop has no more cause for conceit than the manufacturer of traffic lights.||Bureaucracy|| p. 77||Police Power
|Ludwig von Mises||It is in the nature of every application of violence that it tends toward a transgression of the limit within which it is tolerated and viewed as legitimate. Even the best discipline cannot always prevent police officers from striking harder than circumstances require, or prison wardens from inflicting brutalities on inmates.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 156||Police Power
|Ludwig von Mises||The men who are to protect the community against violent aggression easily turn into the most dangerous aggressors. They transgress their mandate. They misuse their power for the oppression of those whom they were expected to defend against oppression.||The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science|| p. 98||Police Power