Ludwig von Mises: "In Nature too, much may exist that we do not like. But we cannot change the essential character of natural events. If, for example, someone thinks — and there are some who have maintained as much — that the way in which man ingests his food, digests it, and incorporates it into his body is disgusting, one cannot argue the point with him. One must say to him: There is only this way or starvation." - Liberalism
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|Ludwig von Mises||Free trade begins at home.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 237||Free Trade
|Ludwig von Mises||In our age of international division of labor, free trade is the prerequisite for any amicable arrangement between nations.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 6||Free Trade
|Ludwig von Mises||History is a struggle between two principles, the peaceful principle, which advances the development of trade, and the militarist-imperialist principle, which interprets human society not as a friendly division of labour but as the forcible repression of some of its members by others.||Socialism|| p. 268||Free Trade
|Ludwig von Mises||If trade were completely free, production would only take place under the most suitable conditions.||Socialism|| p. 201||Free Trade
|Ludwig von Mises||It is inconsistent to support a policy of low trade barriers. Either trade barriers are useful, then they cannot be high enough; or they are harmful, then they have to disappear completely.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| pp. 13536||Free Trade
|Ludwig von Mises||It is hopeless to expect a change by an international agreement. If a country thinks that more free trade is to its own advantage, then it may always open its frontiers.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| p. 136||Free Trade