War, Taxes, and the Almighty Dollar (Film)

War, Taxes, and the Almighty Dollar

  •  Joe Gray, Jr.
  •  1988
  • Color IconColor
  •  30:00
  •  3/4" U-matic video
Film Description
War, Taxes, and the Almighty Dollar looks at the relationship that defense spending has to a host of other problems in American society – the budget deficit, the trade deficit, the volatile dollar, factory closings, the farm crisis, local tax increases, citizen tax revolts, and the urban housing crisis. Interviews with unemployed factory workers, bankrupt farmers, economists and Pentagon insiders unravel the complicated relationship between the U.S. defense industry and the larger economy. War, Taxes and the Almighty Dollar offers a 30,000 foot view well-worth watching.

Screenings & Festivals
  • University of Louisville
  • Morehead State University

Reviews

"Makes powerfully clear what bankrupt farmers, squeezed city administrators, struggling business people and many dying industries have known all along: national security has very little to do with the way our government spends tax dollars on the military." — Center for Defense Information
"A clear, well-rounded explanation of how our taxes, our jobs and our lives are affected by the U.S. government's spending priorities." — Conscience