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Human Action p. 225; p. 224

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The planning businessman cannot help employing data concerning the unknown future; he deals with future prices and future costs of production.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 83

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The poverty of the backward nations is due to the fact that their policies of expropriation, discriminatory taxation and foreign exchange control prevent the investment of foreign capital while their domestic policies preclude the accumulation of indigenous capital.

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Human Action p. 858; p. 862

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The cognizance of reality is a sad experience. It teaches the limits on the satisfaction of ones wishes. Only reluctantly does man resign himself to the insight that there are things, viz., the whole complex of all causal relations between events, which wishful thinking cannot alter.

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Planning for Freedom p. 151

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The better the tools are which the worker uses in his job, the more he can perform in an hour, the higher is, consequently, his remuneration.

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Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 42

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The collectivists idolize only the one true church, only the great nation . . . only the true state; everything else they condemn. For that reason all collectivists doctrines are harbingers of irreconcilable hatred and war to the death.

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Planning for Freedom p. 16

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Profits and loss withdraw the material factors of production from the hands of the inefficient and convey them into the hands of the more efficient.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 79

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What characterizes capitalism is not the bad taste of the crowds, but the fact that these crowds, made prosperous by capitalism, became consumers of literature, of course, of trashy literature…. But this does not prevent great authors from creating imperishable works.

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Omnipotent Government p. 156

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It is in the nature of every application of violence that it tends toward a transgression of the limit within which it is tolerated and viewed as legitimate. Even the best discipline cannot always prevent police officers from striking harder than circumstances require, or prison wardens from...

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Omnipotent Government p. 14

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It is vain to fight totalitarianism by adopting totalitarian methods. Freedom can only be won by men unconditionally committed to the principles of freedom. The first requisite for a better social order is the return to unrestricted freedom of thought and speech.

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 454

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It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments. Ideologically it belongs in the same class with political constitutions and bills...

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