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Nation, State, and Economy p. 219

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Perhaps they think that they will exercise power for the general good, but that is what all those with power have believed. Power is evil in itself, regardless of who exercises it.
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Liberalism p. 114

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Continued adherence to a policy of compulsory education is utterly incompatible with efforts to establish lasting peace.
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Human Action p. 655; p. 659

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What the government spends more, the public spends less. Public works are not accomplished by the miraculous power of a magic wand. They are paid for by funds taken away from the citizens.
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Human Action p. 770; p. 776

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Assistance granted to the unemployed does not dispose of unemployment. It makes it easier for the unemployed to remain idle.
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Human Action pp. 273-74; p. 273

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In nature there prevail irreconcilable conflicts of interest. The means of subsistence are scarce. Proliferation tends to outrun subsistence. Only the fittest plants and animals survive. The antagonism between an animal starving to death and another that snatches the food away from it is implacable.
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Human Action p. 234; p. 233

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In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain…. the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs,...
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Human Action p. 562; p. 565

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The characteristic mark of economic history under capitalism is unceasing economic progress, a steady increase in the quantity of capital goods available, and a continuous trend toward an improvement in the general standard of living.
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Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 39

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To the man who adopts the scientific method in reflecting upon the problems of human action, liberalism must appear as the only policy that can lead to lasting well-being for himself, his friends, and his loved ones, and, indeed, for all others as well.
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Socialism p. 179

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Aprs nous le dluge (After us, the deluge) is an old maxim of government.
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Human Action p. 727; p. 732

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Laissez faire means: Let the common man choose and act; do not force him to yield to a dictator.
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