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The Fatal Conceit (1988)
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Whatever men live for, today most live only because of the market order.
That order generated without design can far outstrip plans men consciously contrive
Without the rich - without those who accumulated capital - those poor who could exist at all would be very much poorer indeed, scratching a livelihood from marginal lands on which every drought would kill most of the children they would be trying to raise.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
Socialism constitutes a threat to the present and future welfare of the human race, in the sense that neither socialism nor any other known substitute for the market order could sustain the current population of the world.
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Life does not give itself to one who tries to keep all its advantages at once. I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
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