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 Mises||The increase in what is called the productivity of labor is due to the employment of better tools and machines.||The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality|| p. 38||Productivity
|Ludwig von Mises||Tools and machinery are primarily not labor-saving devices, but means to increase output per unit of input.||Human Action|| p. 768; p. 774||Productivity
|Ludwig von Mises||It is an illusion to believe that one can maintain productivity and reduce the division of labor.||Socialism|| p. 271||Productivity
|Ludwig von Mises||The productivity of social cooperation surpasses in every respect the sum total of the production of isolated individuals.||Epistemological Problems of Economics|| p. 43||Productivity
|Ludwig von Mises||The concept of productivity is altogether subjective; it can never provide the starting-point for an objective criticism.||Liberalism|| p. 65||Productivity