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"Those who call themselves "liberals" today are asking for policies which are precisely the opposite of those policies which the liberals of the nineteenth century advocated in their liberal programs. The so-called liberals of today have the very popular idea that freedom of speech, of thought of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from imprisonment without trial -- that all these freedoms can be preserved in the absence of what is called economic freedom. They do not realize that, in a system where there is no market, where the government directs everything, all those other freedoms are illusory, even if they are made into laws and written up in constitutions."
Ludwig von Mises (more quotes by Ludwig von Mises or books by/about Ludwig von Mises)
(1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher
Consitution, Control, Economics, Free Market, Free Thought, Government, Hypocrisy, Justice, Liberalism, Press, Speech, Tyranny