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I believe this book is a must read for everyone who wants the true and can handle the true.
It was startling to me when I discovered that this book was very easy to follow and was written for the average person.
Stiglitz and Bilmes provide both a very optimistic and what they regard as a more realistic set of projections.
There is so much in here I wish the wider public would read but they don't. Good analysis, reasonable projection of fiscal impacts into the future and a whole lot of useful insight... Read morePublished 22 days ago by rob532
Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes have being doing their sums with regard to the total cost of the War in Iraq to the United States. Read morePublished 16 months ago by S Wood
Stiglitz spells out in detail what the illegal Iraq war has really cost America -- and the world. This book has the facts the bushies don't want made public. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Wikileaker
I'll be brief. Too much opinion, too much partisanship, all presented too early on. I can listen to the media and get all the out-front liberal and conservative bias I can handle. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Fred Longworth
As the war costs increase, the initial study is more and more relevant. Linda Bilmes has now estimated the cost at $4 to $6 trillion, based on the same "categories" of costs... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JB Kemble
Joseph Stiglitz (2001 Nobel Prize in Economics) presents a conservative estimate of the costs of the Middle East Wars to Taxpayers, Participants and their Families. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Wilfred J. Braithwaite
I bought this book yesterday and finished it in 24 hours, as I could not put it down.
Stiglitz is not only a skilled economist, but also a great scribe who speaks the... Read more
When I was in high school, I was strongly considering joining the US Marine Corps. Instead, I went to college, and I am now a doctoral student of engineering. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by clustro
The first two chapters of this book, I began asking the question what are we fighting for, that we will spent trillions of dollars, sacrifice thousands of our sons and daughters. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Luis Apodaca