John Semmens worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation (AzDOT) for 32 years. He has authored over 300 articles on transportation issues and was a contributing author to the award-winning book Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads, published by the Independent Institute. He is currently available for transportation consulting work. Send him mail.
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