Ludwig von Mises: "Only stilted pedants can conceive the idea that there are absolute norms to tell what is beautiful and what is not. They try to derive from the works of the past a code of rules with which, as they fancy, the writers and artists of the future should comply. But the genius does not cooperate with the pundit." - Theory and History
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|Ludwig von Mises||Once you begin to admit that it is the duty of the government to control your consumption of alcohol, what can you reply to those who say the control of books and ideas is much more important?||Economic Policy|| p. 22||Paternalism
|Ludwig von Mises||It is a fact that no paternal government, whether ancient or modern, ever shrank from regimenting its subjects minds, beliefs, and opinions. If one abolishes mans freedom to determine his own consumption, one takes all freedoms away.||Human Action|| p. 729; p. 734||Paternalism