Menu
9780393067019 198

The Three Trillion Dollar War

The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict

February 2008

Territory Rights — Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Our Retail Price:£16.99

Add to Basket

Description

The true cost of the Iraq War is $3 trillion—and counting—rather than the $50 billion projected by the White House.

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.

Also By: Joseph E. Stiglitz View all by author...

Hardback

9780393067019

150 x 218 mm • 336 pages

£16.99

Add to Basket