Friday, September 11, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Ludwig von Mises

As TILB followers know, Mises is an unrivaled genius in understanding economic consequences and human behavior. We proudly display at the top of our website his "tu ne cede malis" quote as an ironclad motto of standing against the Wormwoods that populate our government.

As we collectively celebrate the wonders of money printing and the socialism of losses, TILB can't help but reflect back on this quote from Mises's great work Human Action. If it doesn't give you a warm fuzzy about Helicopter Ben, nothing will.

"There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved."
- Ludwig von Mises
From somewhere, far in the distance, beyond the rising fog and across the seas, the wind carried on its back a faintly whispered word, audible only to the ears of the awake: "gold".

[HT: TD]