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Ludwig von Mises: "We owe the origin and development of human society and, consequently, of culture and civilization, to the fact that work performed under the division of labor is more productive than when performed in isolation." - Epistemological Problems of Economics


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Ludwig von MisesThe alcoholic and the drug addict harm only themselves by their behavior; the person who violates the rules of morality governing mans life in society harms not only himself, but everyone.Liberalism p. 35Drugs
Ludwig von MisesAs soon as we surrender the principle that the state should not interfere in any questions touching on the individuals mode of life, we end by regulating and restricting the latter down to the smallest details.Liberalism p. 54Drugs
Ludwig von MisesLet no one object that the struggle against morphinism and the struggle against evil literature are two quite different things. The only difference between them is that some of the same people who favor the prohibition of the former will not agree to the prohibition of the latter.Liberalism p. 54Drugs
Ludwig von MisesIt is an established fact that alcoholism, cocainism, and morphinism are deadly enemies of life, of health, and of the capacity for work and enjoyment... But this is far from demonstrating that the authorities must interpose to suppress these vices by commercial prohibitions...More harmful still than all these pleasures, many will say, is the reading of evil literature.Liberalism p. 53Drugs