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Ludwig von Mises: "It is a sickly weakness of nerves that urges one to seek harmonious personality growth in past ages and remote places." - A Critique of Interventionism


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Ludwig von MisesThe problem of rendering the underdeveloped nations more prosperous cannot be solved by material aid. It is a spiritual and intellectual problem. Prosperity is not simply a matter of capital investment. It is an ideological issue. What the underdeveloped countries need first is the ideology of economic freedom and private enterprise.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 173Economic Development