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Ludwig von Mises: "Liberalism, which demands full freedom of the economy, seeks to dissolve the difficulties that the diversity of political arrangements pits against the development of trade by separating the economy from the state. It strives for the greatest possible unification of law, in the last analysis for world unity of law. But it does not believe that to reach this goal, great empires or even a world empire must be created." - Nation, State, and Economy


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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