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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 : Norton, 2008.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Stiglitz; Linda Bilmes
ISBN: 0393067017 9780393067019
OCLC Number: 229996475
Notes: Is it really three trillion? -- The costs to the nation's budget -- The true cost of caring for our veterans -- Costs of the 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.
Description: xxiii, 311 S. ; 22 cm
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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