• Liberalism and capitalism address themselves to the cool, well-balanced mind. They proceed by strict logic, eliminating any appeal to the emotions. Socialism, on the contrary, works on the emotions, tries to violate logical considerations by rousing a sense of personal interest and to stifle the voice of reason by awakening primitive instincts.

    Ludwig von Mises (2016). “Socialism - An Economic and Sociological Analysis: The Economist”, p.465, VM eBooks