Bullshit or not?
Assumption 1: There is a trade off between welfare state spending and
Assumption 2: The more you spend on military, the more a gov't can project
Assumption 3: The Median European voter prefers more welfare state than
Americans, who prefer more military spending.
Conclusion 1: Americans per capita get more military than Europeans.
Conclusion 2: Americans per capita are more able to project their
millitary across the globe.
Conclusion 3: Preferences for welfare state drives the power imbalance
between Europe and America.