A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action, needs, ideas, and metaphysics

In reality no food is valued solely for its nutritive power and no garment or house solely for the protection it affords against cold weather and rain…. the demand for goods is widely influenced by metaphysical, religious, and ethical considerations, by aesthetic value judgments, by customs, habits, prejudice, tradition, changing fashions, and many other things.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 234

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