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||In the realm of nature we cannot know anything about final causes, by reference to which events can be explained. But in the field of human actions there is the finality of acting men. Men make choices. They aim at certain ends and they apply means in order to attain the ends sought.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||Nothing could by more mistaken than the now fashionable attempt to apply the methods and concepts of the natural sciences to the solution of social problems.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 120||Natural Sciences
|Ludwig von Mises||What makes natural science possible is the power to experiment; what makes social science possible is the power to grasp or to comprehend the meaning of human action.||Money, Method, and the Market Process|| p. 9||Natural Sciences