Markus H. Schiml is a PhD student at the University of Bayreuth, where he founded the Ludwig von Mises Forum. He is also a leading lecturer at the Institute of Educational Economics campus. 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