Forge Swords into Plowshares

Trade Offs: Your Money, Your Choices

” . . . our research finds that $1 billion in spending on the military will generate about 11,200 jobs. By contrast, . . . investments in the green economy, health care and education will produce between about 50-140 percent more jobs than if the same amount of money were spent by the Pentagon.” Robert Pollin & Heidi Garrett-Peltier, The U.S. Employment effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities. Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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