Sobre a guerra no Iraque, disse o prof. Keith Hartley:
“If we are going to continue our role as a world military power, we can’t ignore the economics. The cost of equipment and personnel are rising and something has to give. We could abandon our role as a world military power leading to considerable savings on our defence budget, probably of the order of 0.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product a year,” he added.
É, não dá mesmo para ignorar o papel do economista em políticas públicas, ainda que sejam estas…