Ludwig von Mises: "If one wants to study the reasons for Europes backwardness, it would be necessary to examine the manifold laws and regulations that prevented in Europe the establishment of an equivalent of the American drug store and crippled the evolution of chain stores, department stores, super markets and kindred outfits." - Planning for Freedom
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|Ludwig von Mises||In the United States the competition to the railroadsin the form of busses, automobiles, trucks, and airplaneshas caused the railroads to suffer and to be almost completely defeated, as far as passenger transportation is concerned.||Economic Policy|| p. 5||Railroads