Mises On Corruption


The evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures both— not only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer.

Liberalism, p. 58

There is no such thing as a just and fair method of exercis- ing the tremendous power that interventionism puts into the hands of the legislature and the executive.

Human Action, No Entry; p. 734 In many fields of the administration of interventionist meas-

ures, favoritism simply cannot be avoided.

Human Action, No Entry; p. 735

Corruption is a regular effect of interventionism.

Human Action, No Entry; p. 736

The corruption of the regulatory bodies does not shake his blind confidence in the infallibility and perfection of the state; it merely fills him with moral aversion to entrepreneurs and capitalists.

A Critique of Interventionism, p. 30 Corruption is an evil inherent in every government not con-

trolled by a watchful public opinion.

Omnipotent Government, p. 206