Bold ideas like Medicare for All or the Green New Deal are always met with the same question: “How will you pay for it?”

Of course, that’s a valid question. But it’s equally important to look at where we’re already spending. The U.S. military budget, for example, is rife with superfluous spending.

Lindsay Koshgarian, director of the National Priorities Project, joined Let’s Try Democracy to discuss where, specifically, cuts should come from within the defense budget, how cutting military spending could change America and the world, the cult of U.S. militarism, and more.

Listen to the full interview at Let’s Try Democracy.

Lindsay Koshgarian directs the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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