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Omnipotent Government p. 46

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Not every apparatus of compulsion and coercion is called a state. Only one which is powerful enough to maintain its existence, for some time at least, by its own force is commonly called a state. A gang of robbers, which because of the comparative weakness of its forces has no prospect of...

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Economic Freedom and Interventionism p. 158

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Now such a book as Man, Economy, and State offers to every intelligent man an opportunity to obtain reliable information concerning the great controversies and conflicts of our age. It is certainly not easy reading and asks for the utmost exertion of ones attention. But there are no shortcuts to...

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Liberalism p. 19

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The program of liberalism, therefore, if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production. . . . All the other demands of liberalism result from this fundamental demand.

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Human Action p. 234; p. 233

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In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain…. the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs,...

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On the Manipulation of Money and Credit p. 16

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Inflation can be pursued only so long as the public still does not believe it will continue. Once the people generally realize that the inflation will be continued on and on and that the value of the monetary unit will decline more and more, then the fate of the money is sealed. Only the belief,...

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Omnipotent Government p. 237

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Free trade begins at home.

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Human Action p. 683; pp. 687-88

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The League of Nations did not fail because its organization was deficient. It failed because it lacked the spirit of genuine liberalism. It was a convention of governments imbued with the spirit of economic nationalism and entirely committed to the principles of economic warfare.

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On the Manipulation of Money and Credit p. 38

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Can anyone doubt that the warring people of Europe would have tired of the conflict much sooner, if their governments had clearly, candidly, and promptly, presented them with the bill for military expenses?

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Human Action p. 689; p. 693

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Economics deals merely with the socialist plans, not with the psychological factors that impel people to espouse the religion of statolatry.

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Human Action p. 514; p. 517

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All capital goods sooner or later enter into final products and cease to exist through use, consumption, wear and tear.

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