War, Economy, and State

The True Cost of Modern Industrial Warfare

Ryan McMaken Zachary Yost

Ryan and Zach talk about how the realities of expensive industrial warfare are still relevant. The Pentagon’s fantasy of precision techno-war doesn’t apply to wars with peer countries like Russia or China. 

Recommended Reading

In a war of attrition, you want an economist as defense minister“ - The Bell: https://Mises.org/WES_21_A

“The Economics of War” by Murray Rothbard: https://Mises.org/WES_21_B

“The Economics of War” by Matthew McCaffrey: https://Mises.org/WES_21_C

“Defense, Controls, and Inflation” edited by Aaron Director: https://Mises.org/WES_21_D

“Guardians of the Warfare State” by T. Hunt Tooley: https://Mises.org/WES_21_E

“Wartime: Understanding and Behaviour in the Second World War” by Paul Fussell: https://Mises.org/WES_21_F

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