military spending


Trump’s Big Defense-Spending Plans Aren’t Enough for this Beltway Think Tank

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute May 22, 2018   Trump’s Big Defense Spending Plans Aren’t Enough for this Beltway Think Tank   Earlier this month, SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) which monitors global military spending, released its latest report. To no one’s surprise, the US topped the list, with more spending than the next seven […]

Trump's Big Defense Spending Plans Aren't Enough for this Beltway Think Tank

David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 13, 2018   David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending     Watch out for a recession and more trouble for American stocks ahead, warned investing, economy, and politics writer David Stockman in a Monday interview at Fox Business. Hearing Stockman’s informative analysis about that alone should be […]

David Stockman Challenges Economy-Harming, Unnecessary US Military Spending

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

By Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Mises Institute January 12, 2018   The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman   Libertarians often point to “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen,” a famous essay in which economist Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) makes perhaps the most important, if easily neglected, point […]


Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 19, 2017   Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security   On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, […]

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Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 14, 2016   Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense   In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R – TX) told President […]


Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams September 14, 2016   Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report As nation remembers 9/11 victims, report calculates cost of military response to attacks     The U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost taxpayers nearly $5 trillion and counting, according to a new report […]

Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (and Counting): Report

CIA's Morell Cozies Up To Clinton - Looking For Work?

CIA’s Morell Cozies Up To Clinton – Looking For Work?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute August 9, 2016   CIA’s Morell Cozies Up To Clinton – Looking For Work?   In an attention-getting piece in the New York Times, former CIA acting director Michael Morell endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and warned that Republican candidate Donald Trump is likely a Russian agent. In […]


Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 7, 2015   Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pressing for more military spending in Japan, in what critics claim is a violation of Japan’s so-called pacifist constitution. Foreign Policy reports: In January, the government of conservative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]


The New Militarism: Who Profits?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 13, 2015   The New Militarism: Who Profits?   Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks […]

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Another Phony Budget Debate

  Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul   Another Phony Budget Debate   Anyone watching last week’s debate over the Republican budget resolution would have experienced déjà vu, as the debate bore a depressing similarity to those of previous years. Once again, the Republicans claimed their budget would cut spending in a responsible manner, while Democratic […]