Ludwig von Mises: "The armament industry created militarism and imperialism, however, just as little as, say, the distilleries created alcoholism or publishing houses trashy literature. The supply of weapons did not call forth the demand, but rather the other way around." - Nation, State, and Economy
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|Ludwig von Mises||Continued inflation inevitably leads to catastrophe.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 109||Inflation
|Ludwig von Mises||What is a loophole? If the law does not punish a definite action or does not tax a definite thing, this is not a loophole. It is simply the law.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 115||LoopholeS
|Ludwig von Mises||Even capital punishment could not make price control work in the days of Emperor Diocletian and the French Revolution.||Defense, Control, and Inflation|| pp. 109-10||Price control
|Ludwig von Mises||Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 333||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||At the breakfast table of every citizen sits in wartime an invisible guest, as it were, a G.I. who shares the meal. In the citizens garage stays not only the family car but besidesinvisiblya tank or a plane. The important fact is that this G.I. needs more in food, clothing, and other things than he used to consume as a civilian and that military equipment wears out much quicker than civilian equipment. The costs of a modern war are enormous.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 331||War and Peace