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Myth III: War Makes Jobs

  • John Jagger

Abstract

One of the principal impediments to disarmament is the widely accepted notion that arms production is good for the economy—in short, that war makes jobs. Although this is superficially true, in that a new weapons contract will immediately create new jobs, it is false in the long run, producing fewer total jobs, and serving the economy far less well than civilian production.

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Military Spending International Debtor Aircraft Carrier Military Defense Defense Contract 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Richard Wakeford, 1988, “Incidence of leukemia,” Nature 331, 296 (correspondence).Google Scholar

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© John Jagger 1991

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