Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises was an Austrian Economist, philosopher, and a major influence on the modern libertarian movement.
Because of his Jewish origin and his opinions, he had to immigrate to Switzerland and then settle in the USA.
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“Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer”
Ludwig von Mises
“Innovation is the whim of an elite before it becomes a need of the public.”
“Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.”
“War... is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror.”
“The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.”
“Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.”
“Human civilization is not something achieved against nature; it is rather the outcome of the working of the innate qualities of man.”
“If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed.”
“The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”
“Men are fighting... because they are convinced that the extermination of adversaries is the only means of promoting their own well-being.”
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