Tuesday, March 29, 2011

If We Go to War, Let's Pay for it, Honestly

On top of Ezra Klein's very fiscally cogent post about how wars do indeed cost money  comes this one today by Benjamin Friedman at The National Interest.  After a well-argued discourse on the foolishness of Congress funding wars with supplementals rather than from the military budget directly, he concludes:
Without costs they can feel, democracies cannot meaningfully evaluate policies. Wars that seem free are likely to be foolish.

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