Why the draft? : the case for a volunteer army / edited by James C. Miller III ; contributors, David B. Johnson, Cotton M. Lindsay, James C. Miller III, Mark V. Pauly, Joseph M. Scolnick, Jr., Robert D. Tollison, Thomas D. Willett ; introduction by

; Johnson, David B. ctb ; Lindsay, Cotton M. ctb ; Pauly, Mark V., 1941- ctb ; Scolnick, Joseph M. (Joseph Mendelsohn), 1940- ctb ; Tollison, Robert D. ctb ; Willett, Thomas D. ctb ; Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-2015. aui
Baltimore : Penguin Books Inc, 1968.

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Other Authors Brooke, Edward W. 1919-2015.
Johnson, David B.
Lindsay, Cotton M.
Miller, James Clifford.
Pauly, Mark V., 1941-
Scolnick, Joseph M. 1940-
Tollison, Robert D.
Willett, Thomas D.
Subjects Armed Forces (United States)
Draft -- United States.
United States.
United States. Armed Forces.
Series Penguin special ; S260.
Description 197 pages ; 18 cm.
Copyright Date 1968.
Contents pt. I. Problems and alternatives. 1. How do we judge / James C. Miller III : Recent developments ; Judging alternatives to the draft ; Criteria for judging alternative proposals ; Preview of the book -- 2. Alternatives in military manpower procurement / David B. Johnson : The first alternative: selective service ; The second alternative: national service ; The third alternative: the lottery system ; The fourth alternative: a volunteer army ; The Marshall and Clark reports -- part II. Equity in military service. 3. Who bears the burden of national defense / Mark V. Pauly and Thomas D. Willett : Conscription as an implicit tax ; Estimates of the implicit tax ; Conclusion -- 4. Who 'should' bear the burden of national defense / Mark V. Pauly and Thomas D. Willett : Distribution of the burden of national defense ; Efficiency of a non-universal draft ; A poor man's army? ; Equity and the possibility of death ; The lottery and inequity -- part III. Feasibility in military service. 5. Efficiency in military manpower procurement / Mark V. Pauly and Thomas D. Willett : The volunteer army and the military payroll ; Efficiency of a volunteer army ; Increases in decision-making efficiency ; Effects on the civilian economy ; Budgetary cost of the volunteer army ; Budgetary cost and real cost -- 6. Flexibility in military manpower procurement / Mark V. Pauly and Thomas D. Willett : Meeting manpower needs in national emergencies ; Manpower procurement in a conventional full-scale war ; Flexibility at a cost -- 7. Case studies: Britain and Canada / Joseph M. Scolnick, Jr. : The British volunteer armed services ; The Canadian volunteer armed services ; Conclusion -- part IV. National tradition. 8. Our national tradition of conscription: the early years / Cotton M. Lindsay : Colonial experience and the Knox plan ; The war of 1812 ; The Monroe plans ; Deliberation in Congress ; Action and reaction ; Merits of the proposals -- 9. Our national tradition of conscription: experience with the draft / Cotton M. Lindsay : The war between the states ; The volunteer troops ; The Militia Act of 1862 ; National conscription ; Performance of Civil War conscription ; Modern experience ; The Prussian precedent for the World War I draft ; Congressional consideration ; The Selective Draft Act of 1917 ; The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 ; Conclusion -- part V. Social balance and democratic ideals. 10. Racial balance and the volunteer army / Robert D. Tollison : The nature of the racial balance doctrine ; Facts and explanations ; A question of principle ; Concluding remarks -- 11. An army of 'mercenaries'? / Robert D. Tollison : The real danger ; The promotion of political stability ; Concluding remarks -- 12. Nonmilitary reasons for military conscription / James C. Miller III : Does military service improve the recruit? ; Is it worth the cost? ; Freedom, justice, and democratic ideals -- part VI. Summary and conclusion. 13. A voluntary army for America / James C. Miller III : Summary of the case ; The volunteer army and individual freedom ; Where do we go from here? ; A parting word.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)440766
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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