The Three Trillion Dollar War

Stiglitz Joseph, Bilmes Linda

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Allen Lane/Penquin Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2008
Edition: First Edition

Description: 311 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The True Cost Of The Iraq Conflict

Publishers Description: The three trillion dollar war will be a devastating reckoning of the true cost of the Iraq war - quite apart from its tragic human toll - which the Bush administration has estimated at $50 billion, but which Stiglitz and Bilmes will show underestimates the real figure by approximately six times. The authors expose the gigantic expenses which have so far not been officially accounted for, 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 perspective, the authors investigate the cost in lives and damage within Iraq and the Middle East generally. With chilling precision, they calculate what the money spent on the war would have produced had it been further invested in the growth of the economy, in the US and around the world, and in infrastructure building. Stiglitz and Bilmes write in simple language, which makes the details they present, and the sums they add up, all the more disturbing. This book will change forever the way we think about the Iraq war - and about the cost of war generally.

ISBN: 9781846141287


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