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Dismantling the Empire by Chalmers Johnson
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Mar 31, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

This is Chalmers Johnson's final book and it is a concise analysis at the out of control military spending and the ridiculous number of US military bases, and how this is hurting the American economy. It debunks the myth of military Keynesian which states that military spending stimulates the economy. All of this spending is inflationary and results in no exports or imports of goods. In other words, there is nobody to sell all of this useless military equipment to. It's really amazing to think that there are still 38 military bases on the island of Okinawa alone! This was done mostly to monitor Japan after WWII and there is no reason for it anymore. What a waste of money.

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