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Why Mises Opposed Both Eugenics and Social Darwinism

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Mises points out that eugenicists’ aim to improve the “quality” of the human race is an incoherent and meaningless goal: there exists no clear and objective standard by which the quality of human beings can be measured. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original Article: "Why Mises ...

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Mises points out that eugenicists’ aim to improve the “quality” of the human race is an incoherent and meaningless goal: there exists no clear and objective standard by which the quality of human beings can be measured.

This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

Original Article: "Why Mises Opposed Both Eugenics and Social Darwinism".

Joseph T. Salerno
Joseph T. Salerno is an Austrian School economist in the United States. He is a professor at Pace University, an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, and Academic Vice President of the Mises Institute. Salerno specializes in monetary theory and policy, comparative economics, and the history of economic thought. Dr. Salerno received his Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University. His most recent publication is Money: Sound and Unsound.

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