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Omnipotent Government p. 58

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It is in the nature of the men handling the apparatus of compulsion and coercion to overrate its power to work, and to strive at subduing all spheres of human life to its immediate influence.

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Human Action p. 280; p. 282

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Liberty and freedom are the conditions of man within a contractual society.

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Human Action p. 226; p. 225

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Income no longer stemmed from the process of supplying the wants of the consumers in the best possible way, but from the taxes levied by the states apparatus of compulsion and coercion. He was no longer a servant of his fellow citizens, subject to their sovereignty; he was a partner of the...

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Human Action p. 329; p. 332

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It is ultimately always the subjective value judgments of individuals that determine the formation of prices.

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Bureaucracy p. 71

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Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. . . . The mark of the creative mind is that it defies a part of what it has learned or, at least, adds something new to it.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 131

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People can today seek salvation only in democracy, in the right of self-determination both of individuals and of nations.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 154

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War can really cause no economic boom, at least not directly, since an increase in wealth never does result from destruction of goods.

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Human Action p. 237; p. 236

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For the primary task of reason is to cope consciously with the limitations imposed upon man by nature, to fight against scarcity.

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Human Action pp. 193-94; p. 193

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In calling a rise in the masses standard of living progress and improvement, economists do not espouse a mean materialism. They simply establish the fact that people are motivated by the urge to improve the material conditions of their existence.

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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 106

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The main characteristic of collectivism is that it does not take notice of the individuals will and moral self-determination.

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