Alexander Field, Santa Clara University
Alexander Field’s new book offers insights about the American mobilization for the Second World War and its aftermath. It asserts that the US productivity performance during the war was poor, and the postwar economic growth was not attributable to the war supply expansion. This argument has implications for the analysis of other war economies, and it reopens the debate about the economic impacts of war in general, something that is particularly interesting to social scientists among current world events.
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