Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom
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|Ludwig von Mises||The 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. 123||Envy
|Ludwig von Mises||What 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. 123||Envy
|Ludwig von Mises||Nobody 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. 23132||Envy