What if instead of burning 4 to 6 trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’d given every poor person in America $85,000 – 128,000? Or every person period $12,000 – 18,000? Or added 4-7 years of funding to the Social Security pool? Or paid off everyone’s (non-mortgage) debt? Or gave every homeless person a nice house and a good car and paid them a living wage for 30 years? Or doubled or tripled total federal R&D spending for the last 14 years? Or given every college student in America free tuition for the next 100-150 years?