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Credit expansion can bring about a temporary boom. But such a fictitious prosperity must end in a general depression of trade, a slump. Planned Chaos p. 21 Business Cycles
Freedom and liberty always mean freedom from police interference. Planned Chaos p. 64 Police Power
Government spending cannot create additional jobs. If the government provides the funds required by taxing the citizens or by borrowing from the public, it abolishes on the one hand as many jobs as it creates on the other. Planned Chaos pp. 20-21 Unemployment
He who proclaims the godliness of the State and the infallibility of its priests, the bureaucrats, is considered as an impartial student of the social sciences. Planned Chaos p. 16 State
If history could prove and teach us anything, it would be that private ownership of the means of production is a necessary requisite of civilization and material well-being. . . . Only nations committed to the principle of private property have risen above penury and produced science, art and literature. Planned Chaos p. 81 Private Property
In spite of the anti-capitalistic policies of all governments and of almost all political parties, the capitalist mode of production is still fulfilling its social function in supplying the consumers with more, better and cheaper goods. Planned Chaos p. 15 Capitalism
It belongs to the very essence of a society based on private ownership of the means of production that every man may work and dispose of his earnings where he thinks best. Planned Chaos p. 81 Private Property
It is the rule of law alone which hinders the rulers from turning themselves into the worst gangsters. Planned Chaos p. 64 Rule of Law
It is the social function of the laws to curb the arbitrariness of the police. The rule of law restricts the arbitrariness of the officers as much as possible. It strictly limits their discretion and thus assigns to the citizens a sphere in which they are free to act without being frustrated by government interference. Planned Chaos pp. 63-64 Rule of Law
No social cooperation under the division of labor is possible when some people or unions of people are granted the right to prevent by violence and the threat of violence other people from working. Planned Chaos p. 27 Unions
Not mythical material productive forces, but reason and ideas determine the course of human affairs. What is needed to stop the trend toward socialism and despotism is common-sense and moral courage. Planned Chaos p. 90 Socialism
Not offices and bureaucrats, but big business deserves credit for the fact that most of the families in the United States own a motorcar and a radio set. Planned Chaos p. 15 Big Business
Not the Russian armies, but the communist ideologies threaten the West. Planned Chaos p. 50 Russia
Science is competent to establish what is. It can never dictate what ought to be. Planned Chaos p. 30 Science
The characteristic mark of this age of dictators, wars and revolutions is its anticapitalistic bias. Most governments and political parties are eager to restrict the sphere of private initiative and free enterprise. Planned Chaos p. 15 Politics
The consumers suffer when the laws of the country prevent the most efficient entrepreneurs from expanding the sphere of their activities. What made some enterprises develop into big business was precisely their success in filling best the demand of the masses. Planned Chaos p. 22 Anti-Trust Laws
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. Planned Chaos p. 15 Material Well-Being
The intellectual leaders of the peoples have produced and propagated the fallacies which are on the point of destroying liberty and Western civilization. Planned Chaos p. 90 Intellectuals
The issue is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution. Planned Chaos p. 28 Capitalism vs. Socialism
The market economy safeguards peaceful economic cooperation because it does not use force upon the economic plans of the citizens. If one master plan is to be substituted for the plans of each citizen, endless fighting must emerge. Planned Chaos p. 30 Free Market
The market is a democracy in which every penny gives a right to vote. Planned Chaos pp. 25-26 Free Market
The mass slaughters perpetrated in the Nazi horror camps are too horrible to be adequately described by words. But they were the logical and consistent application of doctrines and policies parading as applied science and approved by some men who in a sector of the natural sciences have displayed acumen and technical skill in laboratory research. Planned Chaos p. 79 Nazism
The masses favor socialism because they trust the socialist propaganda of the intellectuals. The intellectuals, not the populace, are molding public opinion. Planned Chaos p. 90 Public Opinion
The planner is a potential dictator who wants to deprive all other people of the power to plan and act according to their own plans. He aims at one thing only: the exclusive absolute preeminence of his own plan. Planned Chaos p. 29 Social Planning
The real significance of the Lenin revolution is to be seen in the fact that it was the bursting forth of the principle of unrestricted violence and oppression. It was the negation of all the political ideals that had for three thousand years guided the evolution of Western civilization. Planned Chaos p. 63 Russian Revolution
The truth is that most people lack the intellectual ability and courage to resist a popular movement, however pernicious and ill-considered. Planned Chaos p. 88 Public Opinion