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Economics and Modern Warfare

The Invisible Fist of the Market

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael Taillard
      Pages 1-3
  3. A Critique on Current Methods

    1. Michael Taillard
      Pages 5-29
  4. Supply Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. Michael Taillard
      Pages 33-41
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      Pages 43-48
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      Pages 49-55
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      Pages 57-62
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      Pages 63-66
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      Pages 71-72
  5. Trade Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. Michael Taillard
      Pages 75-78
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      Pages 79-84
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      Pages 85-87
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      Pages 119-125

About this book


By referring to a handful of battles throughout history, a new form of military strategy is derived through the manipulation of supplies, capital, and markets. This book combines economic theory with applied analyses of military successes and failures, explaining them simply for audiences of all levels of interest.


Civil War Cold War economic theory economics employment equilibrium Germany labor market modeling optimization strategy

About the authors

Michael Taillard is a freelance research experimentalist and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Bellevue University, USA. He received his PhD in Financial Economics and has an academic background that includes degrees in International Economics as well as International Finance, and military training at the Army Transportation Corps in Ft. Eustis, VA. His work includes economic research projects for The American Red Cross, theoretical study for the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) on which this book is based, and consulting panels given at horror movie industry expos who ve since dubbed him The Econozombist for his work helping to build an accurate representation of the world after the zombie apocalypse. His interest in the military applications of economics stems from the time he spent as a United States Army Reservist and seeing the untapped tactical potential.

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'This exciting new volume notes that economic manipulation has been used in combat for millennia, but argues that the innovative strategists who have utilized such economic tools have not realized the implications of their actions. The economic dimensions of conflict are important so this will be a very useful book.' Ron P. Smith, Birkbeck College, London