Check out this article by Michael Zweig on the parallels between the way the U.S. government is treating our soldiers and the way corporations treat their employees. Zweig’s point about the “economic draft” for military service and the way it “operates, in effect, to recruit young people from [working class] communities as they sign up to gain job skills, experience and educational opportunities absent from their civilian lives” is not new, but especially important.
Also, check out the National Priorities Project, which is mentioned in the article. They do a nice job of representing the way our government spends money.
Thanks to Mike E. for sending the article my way.