Thursday, December 09, 2021

Do Clap Popular Clap Things Clap

Complaining about the absurd US military budget is a bit like complaining about the sun rising. It's inevitable and there's nothing that one can do about it.

But if we pretend that, say, $30 billion of that budget (the amount of the annual increase just passed by the Democratically controlled House) could be spent on "popular things" instead of, say, yachts for my friends in Northern Virginia, the way we pretend that these hard tradeoffs exist for everything else...

Sorry my "defund the military" post has now ruined the midterm chances!!!