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Ludwig von Mises: "Continued adherence to a policy of compulsory education is utterly incompatible with efforts to establish lasting peace." - Liberalism


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Ludwig von MisesThe characteristic feature of modern capitalism is mass production of goods destined for consumption by the masses. The result is a tendency towards a continuous improvement in the average standard of living, a progressing enrichment of the many.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 1Standard Of Living
Ludwig von MisesUnder capitalism the common man enjoys amenities which in ages gone by were unknown and therefore inaccessible even to the richest people.The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 3Standard Of Living
Ludwig von MisesThe European worker today lives under more favorable and more agreeable outward circumstances than the pharaoh of Egypt once did, in spite of the fact that the pharaoh commanded thousands of slaves, while the worker has nothing to depend on but the strength and skill of his hands.Liberalism pp. 22-23Standard Of Living
Ludwig von MisesThe standard of living of the common man is highest in those countries which have the greatest number of wealthy entrepreneurs.Planning for Freedom p. 135Standard Of Living
Ludwig von MisesHow uneasy an American worker would be if he were forced to live in the style of a medieval lord and to miss the plumbing facilities and the other gadgets he simply takes for granted!Human Action pp. 612; p. 616Standard Of Living
Ludwig von MisesMankind has not reached the stage of ultimate technological perfection. There is ample room for further progress and for further improvement of the standards of living. The creative and inventive spirit subsists notwithstanding all assertions to the contrary. But it flourishes only where there is economic freedom.Omnipotent Government p. xStandard Of Living