Wishing people had higher wages doesn't change the fact that it's impossible to make people richer by merely passing a law. Workers can only sustainably be paid more if they produce more. Fortunately, markets offer an answer to this problem.
The very miracles brought about in our age by the capitalist system have given rise to expectations that keep running ahead even of the accelerating progress, and so have led to an incredibly shortsighted impatience that threatens to destroy the very system that has made the expectations possible.
It is commonly overlooked that the decline of the family as an institution is caused in part by fiat inflation. Perennial inflation slowly but assuredly destroys the family, thus suffocating the earthly flame of morals.
In this 32-minute talk, Jörg Guido Hülsmann examines and summarizes Mises's insights and innovations in understanding money, its origins, and its purposes. Presented at the 2011 Supporters Summit in Vienna, Austria, on 20 September 2011. Includes an introduction by Douglas E. French.