Can America Kick the Habit?
By (author) Sanford Gottlieb
Defense Addiction by Sanford Gottlieb
Book DescriptionWhatever happened to the post--Cold War "peace dividend?" Why does military spending continue to escape federal budget reductions? Why, despite the nearly universal desire to reduce government waste and budget deficits, is the United States still saddled with a costly, bloated military-industrial complex? The answer, says Sanford Gottlieb, is a debilitating dependence of a key sector of the American economy on defense jobs and profits.Based on hundreds of interviews with defense contractors, union representatives, members of Congress, state and federal officials, lobbyists, economic development professionals, and local activists, Defense Addiction explains how these groups and individuals cope with defense dependence, competition for federal funds, and budget and job cuts--painting a sobering picture of how this addiction hampers the nation's ability to deal effectively with a host of domestic and global problems.Providing guidance to companies and communities struggling to break free in the face of inadequate government policies, Gottlieb's engaging and jargon-free volume points to civilian public investments, reduced military spending, strengthened international peacekeeping, and other measures that could help our country kick the habit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813331201
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sanford Gottlieb
Sanford Gottlieb has thirty-four years of experience in military-related activities. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served as executive director for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy(SANE), New Directions, and United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War. For seven years, he was senior producer of America's Defense Monitor, a weekly television program of the Center for Defense Information. He has written and spoken widely on defense and foreign policy issues.
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