Americas Economic Way of War

Americas Economic Way of War How Did Economic And Financial Factors Determine How America Waged War In The Twentieth Century This Important New Book Exposes The Influence Of Economics And Finance On The Questions Of Whether The Nation Should Go To War, How Wars Would Be Fought, How Resources Would Be Mobilized, And The Long Term Consequences For The American Economy Ranging From The Spanish American War To The Gulf War, Hugh Rockoff Explores The Ways In Which War Can Provide Unique Opportunities For Understanding The Basic Principles Of Economics As Wars Produce Immense Changes In Monetary And Fiscal Policy And So Provide A Wealth Of Information About How These Policies Actually Work He Shows That Wars Have Been Costly To The United States Than Most Americans Realize As A Substantial Reliance On Borrowing From The Public, Money Creation And Other Strategies To Finance America S War Efforts Have Hidden The True Cost Of War

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  • Hardcover
  • 370 pages
  • Americas Economic Way of War
  • Hugh Rockoff
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 9780521859400

12 thoughts on “Americas Economic Way of War

  1. says:

    Rather surprised at the lack of to reads or mentions of this book then again, I am simply basing this on the quality of the text, and a Dan Carlin mention Perhaps I am over estimating both Regardless, there is definitely nothing but absolute quality in this compact delight Through and through, I am astonished at how well researched and concise the book is Further, perhaps my pleasure can also be due to the novelty of reading of war from an economical perspective, which would be my first in depth experience with the inner workings of financing battles Like most of us that have an interest in this sort of thing, the focus with other books tends to be qualitative, patriotic and emotive.I think I would like to start with my dislikes, which are far, few and really only for want of a bit of negativity And that s simply the starting, and focal point being the 20th century While there is some general text on the Civil War, and the Mexican War The mentioning of them is only to set an overview precedence for the contemporary way of fighting Quickly setting that aside, the broad picture is illustrated in a practical and sharp manner In truth, most of our wars were fought under the pretenses of some complex inter related reasons No, most of those reasons do not tend to favor the conspiratorial, and elusive The gears at work always take us back to the economy of fighting but there is than meets the eye with the workings of financing a war and that is what this book attempts to address The 20th century meets us with promises of a new and emerging hegemony, in a young United States The rapid progress of the relatively new sovereign is globally noted due to their in house territorial expansions from the Mexican, and Indian wars The end of the 19th century saw the US rapidly recover from a depression that ended up being the perfect storm for a nice little splendid war patriotism was high dreams of imperialist expansion were fruitful emerging from the auspices of continual stability, and seen as a new step to the next echelon No one is certain whether the economical progression during this time was the result of the Spanish , and Philippine American war s , or simply wave riders Nevertheless, the former was a perfect puzzle piece for the prosperity at the time The total obliteration and conquest of the Spanish fleets the magnitude or lack thereof of both wars and an all time high in patriotism allowed an astonishing 82.4% of financing the war by taxes alone Consolidating both wars, the latter portion Philippine encounters saw much to be desired as far as the gentlemanly way of combat Guerrilla tactics implemented by the native enemy saw the constant American resolve being tested by less than ethical ways of fighting However, not letting a little thing like barbaric tactics bring the party down, the mention of the Philippine American war is quickly swept out in most American history textbooks Regardless of the distasteful fighting in the islands, the early 20th century brawls saw nothing but positivity for the new contending buck As far as the veterans of these wars, benefits would be as high as they would have ever been ever since This includes WW I, II and the smaller Korean and Vietnam At 84,000USD per veteran received adjusted for 2008 inflation only second to WWII compensation but still outpacing the latter due to magnitude And truly throughout the 20th century, the financial means of powering a war would become the same However the routes it took would become complex as finding the true origin of what would pay for wars was covered up in a constantly changing convoluted system of economics The basic layout seems to be bond purchasing, tax hikes and expansion of the money supply through creation A few discrepancies that I wish the author would have further expanded on would be an explanation on the increase in women in the workforce beginning with the Vietnam era further, this expansion including minorities The shift began after the second Great War, so it would not account for a decrease in men in the workforce Secondly, a further explanation of the downfall of the German regime in WWII primarily involving military manufacturing plants The author notes strategic bombing as part of a stacked downfall for German plans but this being written after the author notes that bombing had no severe decline in moral and infrastructure for both parties Both of these ideas were introduced but never expanded upon or secured with any backing Which is a shame because like most of the ideas in this book are incredibly fascinating With the former, the increase in women working can be explained due to the progressive ideological turn beginning with the 50s Feminism, civil rights , but what do I know

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