Would Our Government Really Start a War to Try to Stimulate the Economy?

Yes, yes it absolutely would. Military Keynesianism is not a bugbear made up by libertarians — in fact, it is widely hailed as a good idea by the likes of Bill Kristol and Reagan advisor/Harvard professor Martin Feldstein.  Chalmers Johnson, the author of the Ron Paul-recommended book Blowback, writes on the subject: This is military …