The Three Trillion Dollar War

If you’re looking for a 15-minute detailed summary of how the U.S. is spending three trillion dollars on the war in Iraq, listen to budget expert and former U.S. Asst. Secretary of Commerce Linda Bilmes giving a clear, careful outline of the costs in the first half of this Commonwealth Club of California presentation on “Globalization and the Three Trillion Dollar War.” Following Bilmes at the podium is Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talking about the benefits vs. the costs.

More, in response to the book by Bilmes and Stiglitz on the same topic, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, from Salon, Times Online, The Economist.

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