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September 29, 2014

Today’s Date: Ludwig von Mises was born

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Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises was born on 29 of September, 1881. He was an outstanding philosopher, economist, sociologist and classical liberal. 

Ludwig von Mises was born to Jewish parents in the city of Lemberg, in Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now L’viv, Ukraine).

“At the bottom of all totalitarian doctrines lies the belief that the rulers are wiser and loftier then their subjects and that they therefore know better what benefits those ruled than they themselves.” (Ludvig von Mises, Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, New York, January, 1944)