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Ludwig von Mises: "Big business depends entirely on the patronage of those who buy its products: the biggest enterprises loses its power and its influence when it loses its customers." - Economic Policy


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Ludwig von MisesThe worst method to fight communism is that of the Marshall Plan…. The American subsidies make it possible for their governments to conceal partially the disastrous effects of the various socialist measures they have adopted.Planning for Freedom pp. 141-42Foreign Aid
Ludwig von MisesWe must comprehend that it is impossible to improve the economic conditions of the underdeveloped nations by grants in aid. If we send them foodstuffs to fight famines, we merely relieve their governments from the necessity of abandoning their disastrous agricultural policies.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 172Foreign Aid
Ludwig von MisesThe truth is that the United States is subsidizing all over the world the worst failure of history: socialism. But for these lavish subsidies the continuation of the socialist schemes would have become long since unfeasible.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 173Foreign Aid