Ludwig von Mises: "Man is not, like the animals, an obsequious puppet of instincts and sensual impulses. Man has the power to suppress instinctive desires, he has a will of his own, he chooses between incompatible ends." - The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science
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|Ludwig von Mises||To assign to everybody his proper place in society is the task of the consumers. Their buying and abstention from buying is instrumental in determining each individuals social position.||Human Action|| p. 275; p. 275||Social Mobility
|Ludwig von Mises||Modern man has always before his eyes the possibility of growing rich by work and enterprise. In the more rigid economy of the past this was less easy. People were rich or poor from birth, and remained so through their lives unless they were given a change of position through some unforeseen accident.||Socialism|| p. 395||Social Mobility