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Economic Policy p. 5

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In the United States the competition to the railroadsin the form of busses, automobiles, trucks, and airplaneshas caused the railroads to suffer and to be almost completely defeated, as far as passenger transportation is concerned.

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Omnipotent Government pp. 221-22

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Hitler and his clique conquered Germany by brutal violence, by murder and crime. But the doctrines of Nazism had got hold of the German mind long before then. Persuasion, not violence, had converted the immense majority of the nation to the tenets of militant nationalism. If Hitler had not...

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Human Action p. 838; p. 842

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With the progress of the semantic confusion which has converted the meaning of political terms into their very opposite, the epithet democratic is now lavishly spent.

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Socialism p. 431

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There is no clearly defined frontier between health and illness. Being ill is not a phenomenon independent of conscious will and of psychic forces working in the subconscious. A man's efficiency is not merely the result of his physical condition; it depends largely on his mind and will.

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Omnipotent Government p. 118

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No proletarian contributed anything to the construction of antiliberal teachings. At the root of the genealogical tree of modern socialism we meet the name of the depraved scion of one of the most eminent aristocratic families of royal France.

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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 8

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Man is the only animal that is able, within definite limits, to adjust his environment purposively to suit him better.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 38

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The increase in what is called the productivity of labor is due to the employment of better tools and machines.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 155

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The armament industry created militarism and imperialism, however, just as little as, say, the distilleries created alcoholism or publishing houses trashy literature. The supply of weapons did not call forth the demand, but rather the other way around.

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Planning for Freedom p. 167

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The professors did not instill a scientific spirit into the bureaus. But the bureaus gave them the mentality of authoritarianism. They distrust the populace and consider the State (with a capital S) as the God-sent guardian of the wretched underlings.

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Bureaucracy p. 41

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The two pillars of democratic government are the primacy of the law and the budget.

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