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Omnipotent Government p. 92

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[In a liberal world] it makes no difference where the frontiers of a country are drawn... In such a world the people of every village or district could decide by plebiscite to which state they want to belong.

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Human Action p. 745; p. 752

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Many people look upon tariff protection as if it were a privilege accorded to their nations wage earners, procuring them, for the full duration of its existence, a higher standard of living than they would enjoy under free trade.

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Planning for Freedom p. 67

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Say emerged victoriously from his polemics with Malthus and Sismondi. He proved his case, while adversaries could not prove theirs. Henceforth, during the whole rest of the nineteenth century, the acknowledgement of the truth contained in Says Law was the distinctive mark of an economist.

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Socialism p. 31

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To drink coffee I do not need to own a coffee plantation in Brazil, an ocean steamer, and a coffee roasting plant, though all these means of production must be used to bring a cup of coffee to my table. Sufficient that others own these means of production and employ them for me.

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Bureaucracy p. 67

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The conduct of military affairs is characterized by a stubborn hostility to every attempt toward improvement.

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Planned Chaos p. 90

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The intellectual leaders of the peoples have produced and propagated the fallacies which are on the point of destroying liberty and Western civilization.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 96

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The only true national autonomy is the freedom of the individual against the state and society.

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The Theory of Money and Credit pp. 464-65

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There is only one efficacious way toward a rise in real wage rates and an improvement of the standard of living of the wage earners: to increase the per-head quota of capital invested.

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Human Action p. 177; p. 177

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It is always the individual who thinks. Society does not think any more than it eats or drinks. The evolution of human reasoning from the naive thinking of primitive man to the more subtle thinking of modern science took place within society. However, thinking itself is always an achievement of...

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 264

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Lenders of money have been held in odium, at all times and among all peoples.

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