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The Chimera of a Perfect State of Mankind

  • Audio Mises Daily
January 26, 2011

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It is man's nature to strive ceaselessly after the substitution of more satisfactory conditions for less satisfactory. This motive stimulates his mental energies and prompts him to act. Life in a perfect frame would reduce man to a purely vegetative existence, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973).

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