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Human Action p. 827; p. 831

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Economic nationalism, the necessary complement of domestic interventionism, hurts the interests of foreign peoples and thus creates international conflict. It suggests the idea of amending this unsatisfactory state of affairs by war.
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Socialism p. 189

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They have no greater perception of the essentials of economic life than the errand boy, whose only idea of the work of the entrepreneur is that he covers pieces of paper with letters and figures.
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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 49

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The nonhuman animals never proceed beyond instinctive urges and conditioned reflexes.
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Planning for Freedom p. 192

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The result of the governments and the unions meddling with the height of wage rates cannot be anything else than an incessant increase in the number of unemployed.
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Omnipotent Government p. 47

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The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
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Human Action p. 864; p. 868

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Every branch of knowledge has its own merits and its own rights. Economists have never tried to belittle or deny the significance of economic history. Neither do real historians object to the study of economics.
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Omnipotent Government p. 237

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Free trade begins at home.
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Human Action p. 834; p. 838

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Credit expansion and inflationary increase of the quantity of money frustrate the common mans attempts to save and to accumulate reserves for less propitious days.
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Socialism p. 432

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By weakening or completely destroying the will to be well and able to work, social insurance creates illness and inability to work; it produces the habit of complaining... it is an institution which tends to encourage disease, not to say accidents, and to intensify considerably the physical and...
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Bureaucracy p. 76

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The alternative to the rule of law is the rule of despots.
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