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Austrian Economics: An Anthology p. 72

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The main and only concern of the Austrian economists was to contribute to the advancement of economics. They never tried to win the support of anybody by other means than by the convincing power developed in their books and articles.

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Nation, State, and Economy p. 87

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Not through war and victory but only through work can a nation create the preconditions for the well-being of its members. Conquering nations finally perish.

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Economic Freedom and Interventionism pp. 23132

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Nobody seems to doubt that to prevent some people from acquiring riches is a policy extremely beneficial for the rest of society.

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Omnipotent Government p. 11

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A new type of superstition has got hold of peoples minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols!

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Socialism p. 394

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It is untrue that some are poor because others are rich. If an order of society in which incomes were equal replaced the capitalist order, everyone would become poorer.

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Theory and History p. 254

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When the collectivist extols the state, what he means is not every state but only that regime of which he approves, no matter whether this legitimate state exists already or has to be created.

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Human Action p. 729; p. 734

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It is a fact that no paternal government, whether ancient or modern, ever shrank from regimenting its subjects minds, beliefs, and opinions. If one abolishes mans freedom to determine his own consumption, one takes all freedoms away.

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The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science p. 97

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What elevates man above all other animals is the cognition that peaceful cooperation under the principle of the division of labor is a better method to preserve life and to remove felt uneasiness than indulging in pitiless biological competition for a share in the scarce means of subsistence...

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Theory and History p. 290

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The mere fact that an event happened in a distant country and a remote age does not in itself prove that it has no bearing on the present.

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Planning for Freedom p. 153

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As people think that they owe to unionism their high standard of living, they condone violence, coercion, and intimidation on the part of unionized labor and are indifferent to the curtailment of personal freedom inherent in the union-shop and closed-shop clauses.

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