Dean Baker for Truthout: We now have good preliminary evidence that the investment boom exists only in the realm of political propaganda.
"In country after country, what people were saying is that we need to invest in our children, in our elderly, and in health care and education and environmental protection," he said.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.