Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
WOOOO! USA NUMBER ONE!
The one thing about this chart that is deceiving is that it's based upon the cost of the arms being exported as opposed to the actual arms being exported. The United States exports more dollars worth of arms than Russia, but Russia exports a much higher quantity of arms than the United States. The simple fact of the matter is that our stuff is more expensive, thus we export less.
but doesn't more expensive stuff normally do more damage too? like a stinger missile compared to an ak-47?
A stinger missile is used once, and generally it will strike one or two high value targets. An AK-47 can kill for decades.
What a great tag line for ads! "The AK-47 can kill for decades."
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