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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 MisesNeither fame nor honor nor wealth nor happiness was to be found on this path.Nation, State, and Economy p. 75Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesThe welfare of a people lies not in casting other peoples down but in peaceful collaboration.Nation, State, and Economy p. 75Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesThe imperialistic people's state scarcely differs from the old principle state in its interpretation of sovereignty and its boundaries. Like the latter, it knows no other limits to the expansion of its rule than those drawn by the opposition of an equally strong power.Nation, State, and Economy p. 79Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesNothing is more stupid than efforts to justify today's imperialism, with all of its brutalities, by reference to atrocities of generations long since gone.Nation, State, and Economy p. 76Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesFor fully developed imperialism, the individual no longer has value. He is valuable to it only as a member of the whole, as a soldier of an army.Nation, State, and Economy p. 78Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesMarxian socialism, as a fundamentally revolutionary movement, is inwardly inclined toward imperialism. No one will dispute that, least of all the Marxists themselves, who straightforwardly proclaim the cult of revolution.Nation, State, and Economy p. 206Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesModern imperialism is distinguished from the expansionist tendencies of the absolute principalities by the fact that its moving spirits are not the members of the ruling dynasty, nor even of the nobility... but the mass of the people, who look upon it as the most appropriate means for the preservation of national independence.Liberalism p. 122Imperialism
Ludwig von MisesEven if the fundamental difficulties standing in the way of index calculations could be overcome, the practical difficulties remaining would still be very great.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 88Imperialism