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Apart from its tragic human toll, the Iraq War will be staggeringly expensive in financial terms. This sobering study by Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda J. Bilmes casts 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 the cost in lives and economic damage within Iraq and the region. Finally, with the chilling precision of an actuary, the authors measure what the U.S. taxpayer's money would have produced if instead it had been invested in the further growth of the U.S. economy. Written in language as simple as the details are disturbing, this book will forever change the way we think about the war.

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ISBN 9780393067019
Genre HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-)
Format Hardcover
Pages 357
Publisher Date 2008-03-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Copyright Year 2008
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict
Audience General/trade
Authors Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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  • The Three Trillion Dollar War is a must read.

    In this important election year, each citizen needs to read this book. The authors cut to the chase and define the various ways our government computes expenses. Whether one agrees with the war in Iraq or not, the REAL cost is revealed for the present as well as the projected expenses, not to mention the greater cost in lives.

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