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Catherine Lutz

NYC line, people waiting with masks on to be screened

Fighting a virus with the wrong tools (written by Catherine Lutz)

March 30, 2020 The Hill

In this article, Catherine Lutz writes, "America isn’t ready for this pandemic because our government has been spending money on the wrong things. Instead of putting money towards fighting disease or alleviating suffering, the U.S. spent enormous sums over the past couple of decades on war and war preparation."


Post-9/11 War on Terror costs $6.4 trillion plus 801,000 deaths (Catherine Lutz and Costs of War report cited)

November 18, 2019 Digital Journal

Cited in Digital Journal, "The two reports were prepared by the Costs of War Project at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Catherine Lutz, Costs of War co-director and a Brown Professor who authored the projects' report on deaths said: "These reports provide a reminder that even if fewer soldiers are dying and the U.S. is spending a little less on the immediate costs of war today, the financial impact is still as bad as, or worse than, it was 10 years ago."