Feb 27, 2009

Ludwig von Mises on social reform

From time to time I entertained the hope that my writings would bear practical fruit and point policy in the right direction. I have always looked for evidence of a change in ideology. But I never actually deceived myself; my theories explain, but cannot slow the decline of a great civilization. I set out to be a reformer, but only became a historian of decline.

~ Ludwig von Mises, autobiography

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