Ludwig von Mises: "The armament industry created militarism and imperialism, however, just as little as, say, the distilleries created alcoholism or publishing houses trashy literature. The supply of weapons did not call forth the demand, but rather the other way around." - Nation, State, and Economy
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|Ludwig von Mises||The only means of inducing a man to work more and better is to offer him a higher reward. It is vain to bait him with the joy of labor.||Human Action|| p. 589; p. 592||Work
|Ludwig von Mises||The hired man does not owe the employer gratitude; he owes him a definite quantity of work of a definite kind and quality.||Human Action|| p. 629; p. 634||Work
|Ludwig von Mises||The toiler looks at his work as a means for the attainment of an end sought, and the progress of his work delights him as an approach toward his goal. His joy is a foretaste of the satisfaction conveyed by the mediate gratification.||Human Action|| p. 586; p. 589||Work
|Ludwig von Mises||Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.||On the Manipulation of Money and Credit|| p. 179||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||The laborer is an entrepreneur in so far as his wages are determined by the price the market allows for the kind of work he can perform. This price varies according to the change in conditions in the same way in which the price of every other factor of production varies.||Human Action|| p. 255; p. 254||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||The American worker is badly mistaken when he believes that his high standard of living is due to his own excellence.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 136||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||The improvement of well-being brought about by capitalism made it possible for the common man to save and thus to become in a modest way himself a capitalist.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 160||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||Everybody is eager to charge for his services and accomplishments as much as the traffic can bear. In this regard there is no difference between the workers, whether unionized or not, the ministers and teachers on the one hand and the entrepreneurs on the other hand. Neither of them has the right to talk as if he were Francis dAssisi.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 145||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||In the market economy the worker sells his services as other people sell their commodities. The employer is not the employees lord. He is simply the buyer of services which he must purchase at their market price.||Human Action|| p. 629; pp. 633-34||Workers
|Ludwig von Mises||It is not labor legislation and labor-union pressure that have shortened hours of work and withdrawn married women and children from the factories; it is capitalism, which has made the wage earner so prosperous that he is able to buy more leisure time for himself and his dependents. The nineteenth centurys labor legislation by and large achieved nothing more than to provide a legal ratification for changes which the interplay of market factors had brought about previously.||Human Action|| p. 612; pp. 616-17||Working Conditions