David Casagrande

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Conversion Then and Now

Turning swords into plowshares requires a plan.

WORKS DISCUSSED IN THIS ESSAY John A. Alic, Lewis Branscomb, Harvey Brooks, Ashton B. Carter, and Gerald L. Epstein, Beyond Spinoff: Military and Commercial Technologies in a Changing World (Harvard Business School Press, 1992). Maryellen R. Kelley and Todd A. Watkins, "The Defense-Industrial Network," Carnegie-Mellon University, 1992. (Forthcoming as a report for the Office of Technology Assessment.) Ann Markusen and Joel Yudken, Dismantling the Cold War Economy (Basic Books , 1992). Ann Markusen, Peter Hall, Scott Campbell, and Sabina Deitrick, The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of America (Oxford University Press, 1991). Seymour Melman, Our Depleted Society ( Holt, Reinhart and Winston , 1965). Seymour Melman, Pentagon Capitalism: The Political Economy of War ( McGraw-Hill, 1970). Seymour Melman, The Permanent War Economy: American Capitalism in Decline (Simon and Schuster, 1974). N ine trillion dollars later the Cold War is over, and the prospect of converting...