military spending

Columnists
Jun 22, 2016

Saying no to Canada's death game

In a reminder that the warfare state is never affected by who gets elected in Canada, the Trudeau Liberals are about to embark on a militaristic spending spree that will draw no opposition.
Blog
Sep 23, 2015
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Military procurement under the Harper government

Stuart Trew
One area where the gap between rhetoric and reality has received less attention in Conservative government economic policy is its management of military equipment procurement.
Blog
Nov 11, 2011

Remembering what's important on Remembrance Day

Gerry Caplan
The United States might be drowning in debt but it's spending enough on its military-security complex to fix the crisis and save us all from economic Armageddon. There are priorities, after all.
Blog
Nov 7, 2011

Militarism grows while world gets safer

Gerry Caplan
Forget Prof. Stephen Pinker's more secure world. Forget the rational route -- drastically slashing the American armed forces. The military industrial complex -- nothing gets in its way.
Columnists
Nov 8, 2010

Beware the national security state

As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.

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