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Ludwig von Mises: "Luxury is the roadmaker of progress." - Socialism


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Ludwig von MisesThe transition to capitalism is thus accompanied by two phenomena: a decline both in fertility rates and in mortality rates. The average duration of life is prolonged.Human Action p. 665; p. 669Population
Ludwig von MisesMan has been able to centuple his progeny and still provide for each individual a much better life than nature offered to his nonhuman ancestors some hundred thousand years ago.Omnipotent Government p. 121Population
Ludwig von MisesA return to the Middle Ages is out of the question if one is not prepared to reduce the population to a tenth or a twentieth part of its present number and, even further, to oblige every individual to be satisfied with a modicum so small as to be beyond the imagination of modern man.Liberalism p. 86Population