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Socialism p. 405

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If a man drinks wine and not water I cannot say he is acting irrationally. At most I can say that in his place I would not do so. But his pursuit of happiness is his own business, not mine.

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Socialism p. 171

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When men have gained freedom in purely economic relationships they begin to desire it elsewhere.

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 229

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An increase in the purchasing power of money is disadvantageous to the debtor and advantageous to the creditor; a decrease in its purchasing power has the contrary significance.

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 97

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The role played by man in production always consists solely in combining his personal forces with the forces of Nature in such a way that the cooperation leads to some particular desired arrangement of material. No human act of production amounts to more than altering the position of things in...

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Socialism p. 288

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We cannot really say any more about the inherited characteristics of the individual than that some men are more gifted from birth than others. Where the difference between good and bad is to be sought we cannot say.

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Liberalism p. 35

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The alcoholic and the drug addict harm only themselves by their behavior; the person who violates the rules of morality governing mans life in society harms not only himself, but everyone.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 94

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All pacifism not based on a liberal economic order built on private ownership of the means of production always remains utopian.

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Liberalism p. 141

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Because of the enormous power that today stands at the command of the state, a national minority must expect the worst from a majority of a different nationality. As long as the state is granted the vast powers which it has today and which public opinion considers to be its right, the thought of...

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Human Action p. 676; p. 680

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A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.

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Theory and History p. 378

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The essence of an individuals freedom is the opportunity to deviate from traditional ways of thinking and of doing things.

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