The Costs of War

See also:

The Economics of War

How War Leads to Big Government

Further reading:

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman by Thomas E. Woods, Jr

War and the Money Machine: Concealing the Costs of War beneath the Veil of Inflation by Joseph T. Salerno (Chapter 9 in Money: Sound and Unsound)

Imperialism and the Logic of War Making by Joseph T. Salerno

Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy by Robert Higgs

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government by Robert Higgs