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Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy (edition 2018)

by Sarah Kreps (Author)

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"Why have the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted longer than any others in American history? One view is that the move to an all-volunteer force and drones have allowed the wars to continue almost unnoticed for years. Taxing Wars suggests how Americans bear the burden in treasure has also changed, with recent wars financed by debt rather than taxes. This shift has eroded accountability and contributed to the phenomenon of perpetual war"--… (more)
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Title:Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy
Authors:Sarah Kreps (Author)
Info:Oxford University Press (2018), 336 pages
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"Why have the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted longer than any others in American history? One view is that the move to an all-volunteer force and drones have allowed the wars to continue almost unnoticed for years. Taxing Wars suggests how Americans bear the burden in treasure has also changed, with recent wars financed by debt rather than taxes. This shift has eroded accountability and contributed to the phenomenon of perpetual war"--

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