Jan 25, 2013
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Opportunity cost

Quiz 4 the day: Who said this?

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.

 

Answer: President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953.

Bonus question: What was his political party?

Quoted in Jill Lepore’s short history of the military-industrial complex in this week’s New Yorker. Read it here.

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