"The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities: 2011 Update"
Robert Pollin & Heidi Garrett-Peltier
Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts
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The authors study the employment effects of devoting $1 billion to the military versus the same amount of money spent on clean energy, health care, and education.
- $1 billion spent on each of the domestic spending priorities will create substantially more jobs within the US economy than would the same $1 billion spent on the military
- investments in clean energy, health care and education create a larger number of jobs in both lower and higher pay ranges.