"Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I find it difficult to count how much of value that could be going to
> interesting project, is taken away, or supported, by the military.
The military supports a lot of research, much not immediately related to weapons development. Particularly math, computing, and physics research.
Galbraith bemoaned the fact that all private production is considered good and all public production a burden, even when comparing rent-a-cops and schools. Except that military expenditures are often exempt from the stigma of other gov't expenses, so a lot of research (which he would like more of, and non-military) survives under the military umbrella, where it might not otherwise.
-xx- Damien Raphael Sullivan X-)