Included in The Cato Institute’s next big topic.
The Cato Institute in Washington, DC has made Threat Inflation its next big topic.
Americans cannot go a day without hearing dire warnings of pending disaster and doom from pundits and policymakers. Combine that with the constant bombardment of bad news streaming at us, and it’s no wonder most of us are anxious and afraid. And why? Because safety doesn’t sell.
Read the full article on the subject of Threat Inflation, to find link to media, historical notes, articles, books, including my book; “National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism.” listed as research resources.
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