human action

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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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action and history

The supremacy of public opinion determines not only the singular role that economics occupies in the complex of thought and knowledge. It determines the whole process of human history.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 859

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on economy, economics, and human action

Economics is not about goods and services; it is about human choice and action.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 491

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action, wanting, needs, and economy

Action is an attempt to substitute a more satisfactory state of affairs for a less satisfactory one. We call such a willfully induced alteration an exchange.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 97

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action, free will, and economy

The vigorous man industriously striving for the improvement of his condition acts neither more nor less than the lethargic man who sluggishly takes things as they come. For to do nothing and to be idle are also action, they too determine the course of events.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 13

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on human action and economy

All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 97

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on mankind, life, ideas, and human action

The history of mankind is the history of ideas. For it is ideas, theories, and doctrines that guide human action, determine the ultimate ends men aim at, and the choice of the means employed for the attainment of these ends.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: PLANNED CHAOS

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