Neoconomics 101: Conscription and War as Wealth
March 29, 2011 § 4 Comments
Yesterday Antiwar.com published Grant F. Smith’s book review “Neoconomics: Conscription and War as Wealth” discussing Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle.
A 19 minute radio interview is available today.
2:19 Israeli conscription and societal cohesion
2:43 Bomb releases to electric car batteries
3:13 Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres as entrepreneurs
4:21 An international entitlement: preferential US market access
5:55 Are US entrepreneurs battle tested?
6:36 Start-up Nation’s exclusive focus on supply-side
7:20 US consumer market buys 40% of total Israeli exports
7:39 $10 billion in yearly trade surplus as aid to Israel
8:06 US can’t ask for peace in return for aid or support?
8:27 The Startup Nation US public relations campaign
9:25 Government to government transfers, non-market exchanges
9:54 Previous neocon manifestos
10:10 Does the US need to emulate Israeli conscription?
11:30 Israeli spies as heroes and “swashbucklers”
12:30 Senor: from HBS and AIPAC into the Iraq occupation media campaign
13:01 Militarizing the US economy
13:13 Start-up Nation follows the Israeli military censor protocol on nukes.
13:42 Polakow-Suransky’s conflicting CFR research on Israeli nuclear proliferation
14:25 Neoconservative political appointees in the US government
15:42 Conclusion: perpetual war is not a comparative advantage-dangerous implications
16:20 Policy recommendations, glowing interviews and reviews
16:20 No critical establishment press book reviews of Start-up Nation
17:17 Neocons still not producing good ideas…for the US
17:29 The US economy, militarism and “acceptable” illegal activity