Arnold Williams (notebuyer) wrote,
Arnold Williams
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The Limits of Ludwig von Mises

I hear him lauded by those whose understanding of world affairs is suspect at best (Lew Rockwell comes to mind).  And then, without effort, the quote that indicates he is a second-rate mind vainly attempting to sound authoritative:

Action based on reason, action therefore which is only to be understood by reason, knows only one end: the greatest pleasure of the acting individual.

Obviously he hasn't understood Plato, or he would know better than to confuse pleasure with the good.
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