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Causation

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Causation is an important aspect of praxeology, since praxeological law is the law of cause and effect in human affairs. This analysis is typically done from the point of view of acting man, who seeks to understand cause and effect relationships so that he can interfere in ways that will bring about a state of affairs that he desires more than what would transpire if he did not interfere.[1] It was for this purpose that science was developed.[citation needed]

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  1. Mises, Ludwig von. "Past, Present, and Future". Human Action. https://mises.org/humanaction/chap5sec2.asp. "Action is always directed toward the future; it is essentially and necessarily always a planning and acting for a better future. Its aim is always to render future conditions more satisfactory than they would be without the interference of action." 

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