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Defense Budget Spending

Is War Good for the Economy?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The United States must have a proper defense. That does not require military spending equal to the rest of the world combined, nor does it mean jumping into conflicts because the Beltway foreign policy cabal claims that "doing something is better than doing nothing."

On Military Budgets and Spiritual Death

Nicolas J.S. Davies | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Nicolas J.S. Davies

As Martin Luther King told us, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." What kind of society can regard such indiscriminate violence and taking of life as a justifiable form of defense?