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Economic Policy pp. 910

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It is not the Hollywood film corporation that pays the wages of a movie star; it is the people who pay admission to the movies. And it is not the entrepreneurs of a boxing match who pay the enormous demands of the prize fighters; it is the people who pay admission to the fight.

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Bureaucracy p. 91

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Every dictator plans to rear, raise, feed, and train his fellow men as the breeder does his cattle. His aim is not to make the people happy but to bring them into a condition which renders him, the dictator, happy. He wants to domesticate them, to give them cattle status. The cattle breeder also is...

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Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 231

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The socialists of Eastern Germany, the self-styled German Democratic Republic, spectacularly admitted the bankruptcy of the Marxian dreams when they built a wall to prevent their comrades from fleeing into the non-socialist part of Germany.

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Theory and History p. 334

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Grumblers may blame Western civilization for its materialism and may assert that it gratified nobody but a small class of rugged exploiters. But their laments cannot wipe out the facts. Millions of mothers have been made happier by the drop in infant mortality. Famines have disappeared and...

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Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 200

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Most men endure the sacrifice of the intellect more easily than the sacrifice of their daydreams. They cannot bear that their utopias should run aground on the unalterable necessities of human existence.

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Omnipotent Government p. 2

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Patriotism is the zeal for ones own nations welfare, flowering, and freedom.

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Human Action p. 133; p. 133

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Among the amenities which civilized man can enjoy in a more abundant way than his less civilized ancestors there is also the enjoyment of more leisure time.

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Economic Policy p. 7

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Again and again, the early historians of capitalism haveone can hardly use a milder wordfalsified history.

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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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Nation, State, and Economy p. 178n

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In regard to economic policy, socialism and communism are identical.

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