Specialization and the Division of Labor – Mises & Rothbard

by | Mar 27, 2021

No one can fully develop his powers in any direction without engaging in specialization. … the developing division of labor is a key to the advance of any economy above the most primitive level.  A necessary condition for any sort of developed economy, the division of labor is also requisite to the development of any sort of civilized society. … Without the opportunity to specialize in whatever he can do best, no person can develop his powers to the full; no man, then, could be fully human.

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Economic Controversies, p. 603

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