Does War Stimulate the Economy?

Does War Stimulate the Economy?
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War supposedly helped get the US out of depression, but destroying goods doesn't seem to help most people's economy; what gives? This scenario contrasts two macroeconomic alternatives in the middle of a recession: going to war and building public works. It asks students to consider the results of each, and to explore the effects of the various ways to fund deficit spending. A good introduction to "bad goods" and GDP and Bastiat's "broken window" fallacy, as well as an exploration of the value of government stimulus ideas. Includes grading rubric for an assigned paper.
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