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Socialism p. 361

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That everyone lives and wishes to live primarily for himself does not disturb social life but promotes it, for the higher fulfillment of the individuals life is possible only in and through society.

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Interventionism p. 88

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The progressives who today masquerade as liberals may rant against fascism; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism.

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Human Action p. 468; p. 471

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. The use of money in a market economy is a praxeologically necessary fact. That gold, and not something else, is used as money is merely a historical fact and as such cannot be conceived by catallactics.

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Austrian Economics: An Anthology p. 155

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Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold...

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Human Action p. 19; pp. 1920

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While all other animals are unconditionally driven by the impulse to preserve their own lives and by the impulse of proliferation, man has the power to master even these impulses. He can control both his sexual desires and his will to live. He can give up his life when the conditions under which...

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 458

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How pale is the art of sorcerers, witches, and conjurors when compared with that of the government's Treasury Department!

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Human Action p. 556; p. 559

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The essence of a credit-expansion boom is not overinvestment, but investment in wrong lines, i.e., malinvestment.

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Omnipotent Government p. x

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Only to bureaucrats can the idea occur that establishing new offices, promulgating new decrees, and increasing the number of government employees alone can be described as positive and beneficial measures.

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Human Action p. 828; p. 832

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Interventionism generates economic nationalism, and economic nationalism generates bellicosity. If men and commodities are prevented from crossing the borderlines, why should not the armies try to pave the way for them?

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Bureaucracy pp. 7475

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Louis XIV was very frank and sincere when he said: I am the State. The modern etatist is modest. He says: I am the servant of the State; but, he implies, the State is God.

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