Monday, April 02, 2012

Blame Capitalism

Ludwig von Mises:
It is popular today to blame capitalism for anything that displeases.  Indeed, who is still aware of what he would have to forego if there were no "capitalism"?  When great dreams do not come true, capitalism is charged immediately.  This may be a proper procedure for party politics, but in scientific discussion it should be avoided. [A Critique of Interventionism, p. 53]
Unfortunately, it seems these days the most of what people think they know comes to them through the lens of party politics.

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