Corporations & Democracy: Costs of Militarism Since 9/11

NPP Pressroom

Annie Esposito

We are used to thinking of military spending in the trillions - like a couple of trillion - or 6 trillion. But if you look at discretionary budget in terms of funding in areas RELATED to the military, you come up with an incredible amount of taxpayers money funding military and military related agencies.

National Priorities Project (Institute for Policy Studies) has taken a HOLISTIC look at U.S. militarized spending since 9/11, and found $21 trillion over the past 20 years. Where did all that go — and what could this country have funded instead?

NPP researcher Ashik Siddique discusses on "Corporations and Democracy" on KZYX, Thursday Jan 9 at 3 pm:

Listen to audio here.