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Ludwig von Mises: "Under the division of labor, the structure of society rests on the shoulders of all men and women." - Bureaucracy


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Ludwig von MisesAll economic activity is based upon an uncertain future. It is therefore bound up with risk. It is essentially speculation.Socialism p. 181Risk
Ludwig von MisesThere is no such thing as a safe investment.Human Action p. 806; p. 810Risk
Ludwig von MisesThere is no such thing as independence of the vicissitudes of the market.Human Action p. 806; p. 810Risk
Ludwig von MisesEstimates of future volume of production, future sales, future costs, or future profits or losses are not facts, but speculative anticipations. There are no facts about future profits.Human Action p. 812; p. 816Risk