Posts Tagged: military budget

It’s called “defense" spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.

The China Syndrome

The bulk of the enormous U.S. military budget is earmarked not for fighting terrorism but for the next cold war.
If the budget represents, in Joseph Schumpeter's phrase, "the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies" then the Bush administration's current budget reflects the interests of those who would trample on the public-spirited vision of Puritan John Winthrop's image of the "city on a hill."

Fudging The Numbers

Before the Bush administration kicks things off with its 2007 budget request in early February, it seems bent on proving that, in the fantasy department, it can go head-to-head with Hollywood.
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