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Theory and History p. 378

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The essence of an individuals freedom is the opportunity to deviate from traditional ways of thinking and of doing things.
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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 84

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Capital is not a free gift of God or of nature. It is the outcome of a provident restriction of consumption on the part of man. It is created and increased by saving and maintained by the abstention from dissaving.
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Omnipotent Government p. 113

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Rational and irrational always mean: reasonable or not from the point of view of the ends sought. There is no such thing as absolute rationality or irrationality.
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Bureaucracy p. 66

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The bureaucrat is not free to aim at improvement. He is bound to obey rules and regulations established by a superior body. He has no right to embark upon innovations if his superiors do not approve of them. His duty and his virtue is to be obedient.
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Socialism p. 457

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The interventionist policy provides thousands and thousands of people with safe, placid, and not too strenuous jobs at the expense of the rest of society.
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Nation, State, and Economy p. 75

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The welfare of a people lies not in casting other peoples down but in peaceful collaboration.
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Human Action p. 11; p. 11

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Human action is purposeful behavior.
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Liberty and Property p. 25

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The distinctive principle of Western social philosophy is individualism.
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Bureaucracy p. 112

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There is but one way toward an increase of real wage rates for all those eager to earn wages: the progressive accumulation of new capital and the improvement of technical methods of production which the new capital brings about. The true interests of labor coincide with those of business.
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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 127

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No technological computation and calculation would be possible in an environment that would not employ a generally used medium of exchange, money.
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