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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 100

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No reform can render perfectly satisfactory the operation of an institution the essential activity of which consists in inflicting pain.

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 229

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When any sort of difference arises between law and opinion, a reaction must necessarily follow; a movement sets in against that part of the law that is felt to be unjust. Such conflicts always tend to end in a victory of opinion over the law; ultimately the views of the ruling class become embodied...

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Planning for Freedom p. 185

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Governments deliberately sabotaged it, and still go on sabotaging it.

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Economic Freedom and Interventionism p. 235

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The main achievement of economics is that it has provided a theory of peaceful human cooperation. This is why the harbingers of violent conflict have branded it as a dismal science and why this age of wars, civil wars, and destruction has no use for it.

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Planning for Freedom p. 72

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Under socialism production is entirely directed by the orders of the central board of production management. The whole nation is an industrial army . . . and each citizen is bound to obey his superiors orders.

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Human Action p. 717; p. 721

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The idea of justice refers always to social cooperation.

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Human Action p. 189; p. 189

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Though a tyrant may temporarily rule through a minority if this minority is armed and the majority is not, in the long run a minority cannot keep the majority in subservience. The oppressed will rise in rebellion and cast off the yoke of tyranny.

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Human Action p. 562; p. 564

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The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.

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Human Action p. 860; p. 864

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The flowering of human society depends on two factors: the intellectual power of outstanding men to conceive sound social and economic theories, and the ability of these or other men to make these ideologies palatable to the majority.

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Liberalism p. 63

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The foundation of any and every civilization, including our own, is private ownership of the means of production. Whoever wishes to criticize modern civilization, therefore, begins with private property.

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