Item Details

Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy

Sarah E. Kreps
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780190865306, 019086530X, 9780190865313, 9780190865320
Summary
"Why have the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lasted longer than any others in American history? One view is that the move to an all-volunteer force and drones have allowed the wars to continue almost unnoticed for years. Taxing Wars suggests how Americans bear the burden in treasure has also changed, with recent wars financed by debt rather than taxes. This shift has eroded accountability and contributed to the phenomenon of perpetual war"--
Contents
  • Bearing the financial burden of war
  • Partisan politics in the early wars: conflicts of 1798, 1812, and 1898
  • The "liberty bond" approach to war finance: World Wars I and II
  • From taxation to borrowing: declining fiscal sacrifice in Korea and Vietnam
  • "Hide-and-seek" wars: the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
  • Cross-national survey evidence from the US, UK, and France.
Description
x, 320 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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