September 16th, 2011
I have served. 15 months. The Defense Minister Manfred Woerner was then called, and the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev. Muammar al-Qaddafi and Hosni Mubarak were back then, still in power call themselves socialist states Santander. That would have many openings for fleet blogs.But I want to order the same economics, regulatory policy, perhaps also: Ethics rules are, of military service.
My 15 months had military service, for me, largely a waste of time. Experience in an Upper Swabian armored artillery division one of the few who have had the high school and that it actually comrades there who can barely read or write, was for me, though valuable and challenging, it is sufficient, perhaps even to read Kafka. In any case, this requires no forced labor obligation that was imposed nor to almost arbitrary. I admit I was confused about my classmates who were behind their Erstsemesterparties a year, although they fit just like I would have to be bossed around by themselves grenzdebilen officers.
That this in the following cohorts become increasingly arbitrary lottery of “feeding”, the state assigned to forced labor.
In order to
Former Defense Minister Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg. The largest abolition of compulsory military service – and even prevailed in his CSU have to. Therefore, it is certainly regrettable that he – had to resign because of a “different thing”. Because of this “other thing” but it is also important to appreciate that he came back – shocking to see how his “bourgeois” party “friends” and he defended the commandments of scientific honesty. But that's not my point.
It seems to me that we economists have to order to be accepted before the investment began to pay off in the development of spontaneous market order and the opening of leeway for freedom sooner or later.
It is therefore neither surprising nor scandalous, in the defense budget should be a “voluntary dividend” as the “peace dividend” for the time – perhaps permanently – absent budgetary. Economically, the “dividend” is already there – with each potential “rocket scientist”, roofers and mechanical engineer, who can now finally free to choose between ever military training and university education or a business. The already demographically induced shortage affects some industries already inhibitory. There's no sense wrung every month of employment equivalent to a destruction of human capital – and therefore tax revenues. The “voluntary dividend” will reap an additional value-added levy of Finance.
Remains the problem of human and social capital formation in the armed forces. Vicar. This “Protestant ethic” to reject ethically proper beyond the scope of my contribution. An argument of Peter Ruch earned but for proper economic perspective, with a view to future volunteer to be recruited army to be taken seriously: “strips that is only the military willing and war onlookers – and perhaps the success of invertebrates and educational Far – Military service, so lacking in the armed forces the corrective. “
Would probably most popular of the so-Minister zu Guttenberg with a demographically enhanced and the opportunity cost of current labor market, arg-conservative therefore atavistic.
Can now also choose to young people in Germany in the critical age when it comes to training every month, what they want for themselves and trust themselves. The Bundeswehr must and can make attractive and reliable offers. And it meant an unnecessary waste of talent and resources brought with them.