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Ludwig von Mises: "Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune." - Bureaucracy


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Ludwig von MisesIn the realm of nature we cannot know anything about final causes, by reference to which events can be explained. But in the field of human actions there is the finality of acting men. Men make choices. They aim at certain ends and they apply means in order to attain the ends sought.Omnipotent Government p. 120Natural Sciences
Ludwig von MisesNothing could by more mistaken than the now fashionable attempt to apply the methods and concepts of the natural sciences to the solution of social problems.Omnipotent Government p. 120Natural Sciences
Ludwig von MisesWhat makes natural science possible is the power to experiment; what makes social science possible is the power to grasp or to comprehend the meaning of human action.Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 9Natural Sciences