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
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|Ludwig von Mises||The prerequisite for more economic equality in the world is industrialization. And this is possible only through increased capital investment, increased capital accumulation.||Economic Policy|| p. 86||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||The poverty of the backward nations is due to the fact that their policies of expropriation, discriminatory taxation and foreign exchange control prevent the investment of foreign capital while their domestic policies preclude the accumulation of indigenous capital.||The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality|| p. 83||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||What is called the American way of life is the result of the fact that the United States has put fewer obstacles in the way of saving and capital accumulation than in other nations.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 152||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||It is not true that the economic backwardness of foreign countries is to be imputed to technological ignorance on the part of their peoples.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 196||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||It is not a lack of the know how that prevents foreign countries from fully adopting American methods of manufacturing, but the insufficiency of capital available.||Planning for Freedom|| p. 197||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||Capitalists have the tendency to move towards those countries in which there is plenty of labor available and in which labor is reasonable. And by the fact that they bring capital into these countries, they bring about a trend toward higher wage rates.||Economic Policy|| p. 89||Development
|Ludwig von Mises||The problem of rendering the underdeveloped nations more prosperous cannot be solved by material aid. It is a spiritual and intellectual problem. Prosperity is not simply a matter of capital investment. It is an ideological issue. What the underdeveloped countries need first is the ideology of economic freedom and private enterprise.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| p. 173||Economic Development