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||Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists.||Defense, Controls, and Inflation|| p. 333||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||If the present tax rates had been in effect from the beginning of our century, many who are millionaires today would live under more modest circumstances. But all those new branches of industry which supply the masses with articles unheard of before would operate, if at all, on a much smaller scale, and their products would be beyond the reach of the common man.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 16||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||Taxing profits is tantamount to taxing success.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 121||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||Estate taxes of the height they have already attained for the upper brackets are no longer to be qualified as taxes. They are measures of expropriation.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 32||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||The metamorphosis of taxes into weapons of destruction is the mark of present-day public finance.||Human Action|| p. 734; p. 741||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||The system of discriminatory taxation universally accepted under the misleading name of progressive taxation of income and inheritance is not a mode of taxation. It is rather a mode of disguised expropriation.||Human Action|| p. 803; p. 807||Taxes
|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing is more calculated to make a demagogue popular than a constantly reiterated demand for heavy taxes on the rich. Capital levies and high income taxes on the larger incomes are extraordinarily popular with the masses, who do not have to pay them.||Socialism|| p. 447||Taxes