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Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - read more

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.

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'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

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Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.

Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.

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A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.

A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.

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If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular read more

If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.

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I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by read more

I regard it in fact as the great advantage of the mathematical technique that it allows us to describe, by means of algebraic equations, the general character of a pattern even where we are ignorant of the numerical values which will determine its particular manifestation.

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He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes read more

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.

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It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as read more

It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world.

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I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem read more

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions.

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Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product.

Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product.

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