COMPULSORY SOCIAL INSURANCE*
Ludwig von Mises
The essence of the programme of German etatism is social insurance. But people outside
the German Empire have also come to look upon social insurance as the highest point to
which the insight of the statesman and political wisdom can attain. If some praise the
wonderful results of these institutions, others can only reproach them for not going
far enough, for not including all classes and for not giving the favoured all that, in...