The War State
My new book has been getting nice sales over the past week and generated great reviews. It's really gratifying to put something out there to the world like this and know that people are getting a lot out of it.
I have a new book out titled The War State. It's about American foreign policy and the motivations of the elites who are really in charge. It's about the rise of the military-industrial complex and what one man called the power elite after World War II that President Eisenhower warned the country about in his farewell address.
Today the NSA whistleblower who was the originator of stories across the world press detailing how the US government records all phone and internet activities of its citizens revealed himself.
They argue that the recovery won't come if the United States government cuts federal spending too much. They see opportunities for innovation in the internet, new energy, 3-d printing, and robots, but don't think any of them will happen without government spending to fuel them.
"Think of the resources – billions of dollars and massive human effort – wasted on abridging the free speech rights of America’s political dissidents. This is what happens when the government is given the power and a blank check to perform seemingly legitimate functions like protecting us from terrorists."
Unless the budget deficit is closed a debt crisis will hit the country - and military spending will have to be cut to do this. If this doesn't happen the result will be a rise in interest rates and inflation that will lower the living standards of the average American. This is the cost of empire and the wars we have gotten to watch on television over the past ten years.
After Senator Paul Rand's filibuster yesterday the Obama administration released their policy for the use of drone attacks on American citizens inside of the United States.