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an abuse of reason,
This review is from: Anti Capitalistic Mentality (Paperback)
I thought that von Mises here is using the narrow minded dogmatism that he professes to be against. In omnipotent government he says that he is against polylogism, but this whole damn book was polylogic. He doesnt seem to allow for the possibility that socialists have mistaken ideas or just disagree on how society SHOULD be run, which is exactly the same thing that he blamed the socialists of. Mises morally was a utilitarian, and if he had taken the time to familiarize himself with the teachings of Bentham(the founder of utiliarianism), he probably knew Bentham was not the firm believer in the rule of law that von Mises professed to be. Bentham favored stuffing people into poor houses, so that they would be out of sight and out of mind. Of course, von Mises was included in the happiness for the great number, provided that he happened to be included in the greatest number and we could fudge the fact that the rule of law could be abandoned in pursuit of this endeavor.