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Ludwig von Mises: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy


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Ludwig von MisesThe masses do not like those who surpass them in any regard. The average man envies and hates those who are different.The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 123Envy
Ludwig von MisesWhat pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are. . . . There will no longer be any room left for innovators and reformers.The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 123Envy
Ludwig von MisesNobody seems to doubt that to prevent some people from acquiring riches is a policy extremely beneficial for the rest of society.Economic Freedom and Interventionism pp. 23132Envy