There are a lot of people in the United States that think spending money for military weapons makes them "prosperous", says James Bovard, a policy advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation.
"So many liberals think of government [military] spending as a panacea, as something which will solve all of our problems" he told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Tuesday. Bovard criticized such liberals for ignoring the inevitable costs of starting wars in other countries.
Critics say the U.S. is taking advantage of a war policy to keep the nation's economy running.
A New York Times writer, Paul Krugman, has recently called on the U.S. government to manufacture war to save economy.
“If we discovered that space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and really inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months. And then if we discovered, oops, we made a mistake, there aren’t any aliens, we’d be better” said Krugman to CNN. prisonplanet.com
Click to listen to the one minute and 40 second commentary by Jim Bovard.