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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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$21 million is the amount the Pentagon spends per hour to produce new defense systems (IEEE Spectrum, 11.08).

This seems to be nothing new, we all know it, right? Why is this still reality then? I think we cannot remind ourselves often enough how mad such a figure is. I’d also like to note that this isn’t a US problem. It’s not about “they are over there, we are over here”. It touches us all. The billions countries all over the world spend for defense are equally mad.