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The three trillion dollar war - the true cost of the Iraq conflict
Joseph E Stiglitz
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The Three Trillion Dollar War is a devastating reckoning of the true cost of the Iraq war - quite apart from its tragic human toll - which the Bush administration estimated at $50 billion, but which Stiglitz and Bilmes show underestimates the real figure by approximately six times. The authors expose the gigantic expenses which have so far not been officially accounted for, the cost of caring for thousands of wounded veterans for the rest of their lives. With chilling precision, they calculate what the money spent on the war would have produced had it been further invested in the growth of the economy, in the US and around the world, and in infrastructure building. Stiglitz and Bilmes write in simple language, which makes the details they present, and the sums they add up, all the more disturbing.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 1995-7 and Chief Economist at the World Bank 1997-2000. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Department of Economics, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Graduate School of Business. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the bestselling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work, Freefall, The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, all published by Penguin.

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Iraq War, 2003- - Finance.|War - Economic aspects - Iraq.|War - Economic aspects - United States.|Iraq - Economic conditions - 1991-
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