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Subject:  Re: More Shutdown Fallout Date:  10/20/2013  11:25 AM
Author:  CountNoCount Number:  18689 of 19738

Howie: If the Cold War had provided stimulus for growth, there would have been a reduction in poverty during the height of the "non-conflict" rather than during the end of the period. I really think the Cold War retarded growth - as it retarded free movement of goods and services. Artificially encouraged militarization in regions where funding for clean water, sewage treatment and development of infrastructure and such would have actually encouraged independence in those regions.

There was a reduction of poverty in the 50's and 60's. The frantic build-up of milit