Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom
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|Ludwig von Mises||In relation to the immense sacrifices that the state demands of the individual through the blood tax, it seems rather incidental whether it compensates the soldier more or less abundantly for the loss of time that he suffers from his military-service obligation.||Nation, State, and Economy|| p. 165||Conscription
|Ludwig von Mises||The first step which led from the soldiers war back to total war was the introduction of compulsory military service. It gradually did away with the difference between soldiers and citizens.||Interventionism|| pp. 69-70||Conscription
|Ludwig von Mises||Compulsory military service thus leads to compulsory labor service of all citizens who are able to work, male and female. . . . Mobilization has become total; the nation and the state have been transformed into an army; war socialism has replaced the market economy.||Interventionism|| pp. 69-70||Conscription