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Re: Minimum Nuclear Deterrence - reply to Dr. Roy

Manjunath Somayaji wrote:

> I agree with VM here. By the way...it's a known fact that the single
> major catalyst for America to come out of the Great Depression was the
> increase in military buildup and spending in view of the events in
> Europe. It created thousands of new jobs in the years following 1929.

I agree it is a widely propagated view that military spending, financed by
taking on public debt,  performed a great deal of Keynesian pump-priming. I
never seen any arguments that could disprove that the same changes could
not be
accomplished much more efficiently by civilian spending as opposed to

My apologies for the missing information in an earlier reply to this
I'm unable to locate a current URL with the full text of the article.
The article I was citing is titled "The Pentagon System" by Noam Chomsky.
details how US planners continue to use military budgets to steer the
and why. Essentially, the reasons are that military spending does not have
to be
accounted for under the guise of "National Security" secrecy. Also, direct
accountability and civilian control threatens to transfer power from its


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