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A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.Human Actionp. 676; p. 680Socialism
Economics deals merely with the socialist plans, not with the psychological factors that impel people to espouse the religion of statolatry.Human Actionp. 689; p. 693Socialism
Every socialist is a disguised dictator.Human Actionp. 689; p. 693Socialism
Everything brought forward in favor of Socialism during the last hundred years, in thousands of writings and speeches, all the blood which has been spilt by the supporters of Socialism, cannot make socialism workable.Socialismp. 117Socialism
In abolishing economic calculation the general adoption of socialism would result in complete chaos and the disintegration of social cooperation under the division of labor.Human Actionp. 857; p. 861Socialism
In the bureaucratic machine of socialism the way toward promotion is not achievement but the favor of the superiors.Bureaucracyp. 100Socialism
In the socialist commonwealth every economic change becomes an undertaking whose success can be neither appraised in advance nor later retrospectively determined. There is only groping in the dark. Socialism is the abolition of rational economy.Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealthp. 26Socialism
Men must choose between the market economy and socialism. They cannot evade deciding between these alternatives by adopting a middle-of-the-road position, whatever name they may give to it.Human Actionp. 857; p. 861Socialism
No censor, no emperor, no pope, has ever possessed the power to suppress intellectual freedom which would be possessed by a socialist community.Socialismp. 169Socialism
No one shall be idle if I have to work; no one shall be rich if I am poor. Thus we see, again and again, that resentment lies behind all socialist ideas.Socialismp. 394Socialism
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