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The three trillion dollar war : the true cost of the Iraq conflict

Author: Joseph E Stiglitz; Linda Bilmes
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda J. Bilmes cast a spotlight on expense items that have been hidden from the U.S. taxpayer, including not only big-ticket items like replacing military equipment (being used up at six times the peacetime rate) but also the cost of caring for thousands of wounded veterans--for the rest of their lives. Shifting to a global focus, the authors investigate  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Stiglitz; Linda Bilmes
ISBN: 9780393067019 0393067017
OCLC Number: 181139407
Description: xxiii, 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Is it really three trillion? --
The costs to the nation's budget --
The true cost of caring for our veterans --
Costs of war that the government doesn't pay --
The macroeconomic effects of the war --
Global consequences --
Exiting Iraq --
Learning from our mistakes : reforms for the future --
Appendices: President's letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the Emergency Appropriations Act --
Evolving DOD Web sites for Operation Iraqi Freedom --
On methodologies.
Responsibility: Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes.
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Apart from its tragic human toll, the Iraq War will be staggeringly expensive in financial terms. This sobering study casts a spotlight on expenses that have been hidden from the U.S. taxpayer and  Read more...

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