What kind of man was Ludwig von Mises? As this unique film shows, Mises (1881-1973) was a man who never stopped fighting for freedom: not when the Nazis burned his books, not when the Left blackbal…
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lassiez-faire capitalism assume people are not moral and act in self interest. It works when the status of lassiez-faire is maintained. It doesn’t create some sort of utopia where everything is wonderful. But it does provide the strongest system where the most people can prosper, choose their own wayï»¿ and become wealthier.
Marxism is a lie, but then again so is lassiez-faire capitalism. Both assume that people are rational (they are not) and that theyï»¿ will always do the right and moral thing (they don’t).
Von Mises theories would work in practice in an ideal world. We do not live in an ideal world however. People lie, cheat, steal, and use dishonest practices to maximize their economic gain. We have government, not to dictate what we can or cannot purchase, or to dictate what gets produced andï»¿ how, but rather to protect us against those who would take advantage and cheat the consumer. So government is necessary. It must be limited in scope yes, but it is necessary.
This has nothing whatever to do with anarchism.ï»¿ Modern techno-capitalism is a form of oppression. It is a system by which all life on this planet is made unfree. It begins from taking control of the natural world, from the domestication of the simpler life-forms, and goes on from there to the domestication of human beings. Look at the people making “free choices” at the supermarket. Are they subjects unto themselves? No, their lives are dependent on a system beyond their rational control.
While Mises was no anarchist, there is nothing oppressive about capitalism outside the warped imaginations of (completely impossible) syndicalists who all too frequently adopt the long debunked Marxian concepts of labor value and “exploitation”.Yes, of course the people making free choices at the supermarket are subjects unto themselves. That many (certainly not all) have concluded that they are much more greatly benefited working for someone else changes that not inï»¿ the least.
In order to be duped by advertisementsï»¿ one has to first make the free choice of believing.
Theï»¿ Austrian Schools’ is palusible, if too ideal. States are often the reflection of dominant Cartels, those with a competitive advantege in the Market. In Japan, since b4 & after the Meiji Restoration they hv controled the State. Put simply, it is claimed that Facism ws helped by these Companies (in Germany). Perhaps anti-trust law may perfect an imperfect market.
You should readï»¿ some Milton Friedman and Chicago School litterature instead of spend your time on this Austrian nonscence.
@treddas851 Don’t make me laugh brother! Friedman was a student of Mises during his circles in NYU! Would you rather follow the pupil or the master? That’s yourï»¿ choice, but mine is clear.Moreover, Friedman, the Chicago man did not understand economics methodology and monetary policy; and, he was way too close to the elite to be an honest scholar. Niet, nada, non, I stick with Mises and you should embrace him as well for he is taking over the world.
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