"Economic control is not merely control of a sector
of human life that can be separated from the rest;
it is the control of the means for all our ends."
Ludwig von Mises
(1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher
Human Action
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But just one means at which, Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin and the rest of the statist theocracy works so tirelessly at, to bring about the ends, that being of an enslaved Borg.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild. (who was born Meyer Amschel Bauer...the Thief of Hanau)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Serfdom is slavery, no doubt about it.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx      
    Who better than Ludwig von Mises to explain what is going on today as the government takes over all areas of our lives and we watch our freedoms disappear one by one.
     -- Carol, Georgia     
    Absolutely!! Control over people's money, property, and the means of acquiring them is absolute control of the populace. And the evidence certainly points to an insatiable lust for more and more power -- they say for our own good, one day, in the future, after we are dead... ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Now we're all slaves to each other! Somehow, to me, that's worse that being a slave to a great person.
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
    The truth has not changed, the players have.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MN     
    He speaks with a fork tongue as laissez-faire economics produces (in the end) control by the plutocracy.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Comrade Soetoro, British Subject (no matter where he was born - because of his Kenyan, British Subject father) is no less of a fraud and shill for the Establishment - the Zionist Crimocracy - than is von Mises. von Mises was born in (then) Austria (now Ukraine) as a Jewish NOBLE. He did NOT escape from Nazi Germany - that is a lie. He emigrated from Switzerland. Take 5 minutes on Wikipedia. von Mises is actually correct in this quote, but is a shill for the Establishment in that he blames government for this - when it is in fact Free Market Capitalism - invented by the Tribe on Wall Street as sure as Communism - that is firmly in control of not only the economy but the government. Until recently these "free market" "capitalists" (in fact monopolist and privateer Mercantilists) have been able to blame all their misdeeds on government. No more! J. Carlton above got it right: "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild. (who was born Meyer Amschel Bauer...the Thief of Hanau) -- J Carlton, Calgary It's NOT what money is made of or is "backed" by, folks. It's WHO issues it and controls the amount. The MONEY POWER (as always written by President Van Buren) belongs to the Rightful Sovereign - We the People. The only way we'll restore America to We the People is to take back the MONEY POWER - preferably at the State level - with State owned PUBLIC banks like the Bank of North Dakota. Liberty, Peace, Prosperity and Love Jimi
     -- Jimi Bigbear, New Fredonia     
    I agree! My mother-in-law used to say, the one who has the purse strings makes the rules. That's about it.
     -- Vera, Monroe, CT     
    Jimi, great comments except for one blaring correction; the free market and capitalism are not synonymous. In fact, they are opposing financial structures. When the concepts / terms are placed together, they create an oxymoron, - a false dichotomy. Though both start as laissez-faire systems, that is where the similarities end. Capitalism is an environment of capital investments ( defined and ruled by corporeal man - a federal reserve type economic system) to produce profits characterized by a tendency toward the concentration of wealth, the growth of large corporations, etc., most probable, leading to economic inequality, which has been dealt with usually by a grouping of small increased individuals / segments. A free market is a system following natural fiscal law with justice (associated to natural law) giving true definition to individual unalienable right, larceny, and all other related issues.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Capitalism serves best the fascist end of the socialist stick while the free market is a death blow to all of socialism's financial systems.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Further, Capitalism requires such anti-natural law economic philosophies as Keynesian economics, early European Shetar economics, etc., while the free market embraces in large part fiscal responsibilities as are found in Austrian economics. As I've stated above: the free market is a death blow to all of socialism's financial systems. Once there are sufficient individuals with economic independence and the freedom and power that accompanies such, socialism must raise its omnipotent hammer once more to snuff out the upstarts and threat to godhood, starting the cycle over, and over again.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Jimi, you have mixed up a lot of issues in a short comment. You give a thumbs down because you believe von Mises to be a shill of the Federal Reserve, but you provide no evidence to support such an idea other than von Mises being Jewish. The quote, however, does seem to address the issues you bring up about the Federal Reserve, so I suppose your rating is for von Mises himself, not the point he is making which indeed is the point you are making with other examples. I am a little familiar with the history of von Mises, and yes, he did 'escape' the Nazis as he left Switzerland in fear that the Nazis would take over there like they did his home country of Austria. Austrian Economics is not Keynesian economics, far from it. From everything I have read from von Mises, I have yet to find anything that connects him to 'Zionism' or the New World Order, far from it, and actually quite the opposite.
     -- E Archer, NYC     

    quotes below this article link below are interesting
     -- lee, pottawattami     
    The capitalism I reference here is the current PC rendition of what would more accurately be called crony-capitalism (as befits Jimi Bigbears' subject matter). Pure capitalism from an originating concept would be a laissez-faire economic system using capital (tangible money with intrinsic value = gold, silver, etc. coin, etc.) in a free marked governed by justice.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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