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The warfare state

A few weeks ago I remarked on the relatively high current defense spending for the United States. In hindsight I think this was somewhat unfair, the proportion of the budget that the United States spends on defense is rather small in a world-historical context. I was reminded of this by a datum in The Age…

Goodbye Peace Dividend

I got the following chart from Wikipedia, and it suggests that on a per capita inflation-adjusted basis we’re spending more on defense today than we were during the Reagan build-up, or Vietnam! Is this for real?