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Volume 13  Number 1  •  Summer 2008
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Military Spending/Gross Domestic Product = Nonsense for Budget Policymaking
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of The Independent Review

Military spending as a share of total national output is a worthless indicator for helping to determine the American public’s genuine defense needs. As a political tool for protecting Pentagon budgets from prudent cutbacks, however, it excels.

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