Military Spending and GDP

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Stephan, Hoppe is of course correct, but my point wasn’t that GDP and military spending are unrelated in an “is” sense, but that they are unrelated in an “ought” sense.  There is no logical connection between a country’s GDP and what it should be spending on the military, so when the neocons bleat about the need for military spending to be 4% of GDP, they are being the deceivers they are by nature.

9:56 am on December 30, 2010