Benjamin C. Richards received his BA in philosophy from Covenant College. He is currently completing his PhD in semiconductor quantum optics at the College of Optical Sciences, the University of Arizona. 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