Military spending HURTS job creation. Lavishing billions on the Pentagon does NOT help employment.

For more than half a century, economists have been PROVING that military spending does NOT create jobs. A billion dollars spent on education, housing, health, or other civilian activities creates MORE jobs than spending that billion dollars on the military.

Indeed, a sentence way down in the article linked below says:  “Military spending actually proved to be the worst job creator of any federal government spending option those researchers analyzed.”

If we want jobs, we should CUT military spending and INCREASE spending for worthwhile civilian activities. Now after more than half a century of articles reporting these findings, here is yet another article about this:  https://www.juancole.com/2019/08/lavishing-billions-employment.html

For more than 50 years I have been working to cut military spending and use the savings to meet human needs.  If you want info, contact me at (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net