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Human Action p. 328; p. 331

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Each individual, in buying or not buying and in selling or not selling, contributes his share to the formation of the market prices. But the larger the market is, the smaller is the weight of each individuals contribution. Thus the structure of market prices appears to the individual as a datum to...

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Human Action p. 311 p. 314

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Innovators and creative geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what the school has taught them.

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Omnipotent Government p. 47

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Majorities are no less exposed to error and frustration than kings and dictators. That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth.

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Omnipotent Government pp. 67

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History has witnessed the failure of many endeavors to impose peace by war, cooperation by coercion, unanimity by slaughtering dissidents. . . . A lasting order cannot be established by bayonets.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality p. 81

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Men, cooperating under the system of the division of labor, have created all the wealth which the daydreamers consider as a free gift of nature.

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Planned Chaos p. 15

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The increase in per capita consumption [material well-being] in America as compared with the conditions a quarter of a century ago is not an achievement of laws and executive orders. It is an accomplishment of businessmen who enlarged the size of their factories or built new ones.

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Epistemological Problems of Economics p. 153

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It is not mankind, the state, or the corporative unit that acts, but individual men and groups of men, and their valuations and their action are decisive, not those of abstract collectivities.

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Socialism p. 15

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The word Capitalism expresses, for our age, the sum of all evil. Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.

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Human Action p. 269; p. 269

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The labor unions are deadly foes of every new machine.

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Omnipotent Government p. 47

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The state is a human institution, not a superhuman being. He who says state means coercion and compulsion. He who says: There should be a law concerning this matter, means: The armed men of the government should force people to do what they do not want to do, or not to do what they like. He who...

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