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Ludwig von Mises: "This, then, is freedom in the external life of manthat he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows. Such freedom is no natural right. It did not exist under primitive conditions. It arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism." - Socialism


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Ludwig von MisesIt is not to be denied that the loftiest theme that human thought can set for itself is reflection on ultimate questions. Whether such reflection can accomplish anything is doubtful.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics
Ludwig von MisesOne may hold poets, prophets, or promulgators of new values in higher esteem than scientists. But in no case is one free to confound these two fundamentally different functions.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics
Ludwig von MisesMetaphysics and science perform different functions. They cannot, therefore, adopt the same procedures, nor are they alike in their goals.Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 49Metaphysics