Absolutely Nothing

  • Feb 24, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Probably the biggest economic fallacy today is the contention that somehow war actually increases economic prosperity. The idea that by diverting production from goods and services that build wealth and happiness to products and activities that destroy human lives and property can somehow be economically positive is, well, insanity.

If this were true then we should embrace perpetual war all around the world, as well as unending war at home. Oh wait.


War - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01-2pNCZiNk

Handsome Johnny - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zri4_richie-havens-handsome-johnny-a-woo_news#.UShar-h4fFk

Carlin On War - http://youtu.be/2Rlqjxst6xU


The Catastrophic Impact of War on Liberty - Higgs - https://www.mises.org/media/6518/The-Catastrophic-Impact-of-War-on-Liberty

Universal Soldier - http://youtu.be/zYEsFQ_gt7c

The Myth of War Prosperity - https://www.mises.org/media/2351/The-Myth-of-War-Prosperity


The Economics of War - Human Action Chapter 34 - Mises - https://mises.org/humanaction/chap34sec1.asp

War Collectivism - Rothbard - https://mises.org/document/6960/War-Collectivism

The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories - https://mises.org/document/6746/The-Costs-of-War-Americas-Pyrrhic-Victories

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  • Joel L.

    Can't make it this week. Enjoy the discussion. War is good for absolutely nothing.

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Klaus

      I agree Joel. And Happy Birthday!

      February 24, 2013

  • Klaus

    We're in the back this week. Follow your nose!

    February 24, 2013

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