U.S. combat operations have ended in Iraq but are continuing in Afghanistan. How do those far-away wars make you richer or poorer? What's the economic impact of war on our lives?
The defense industry has long been part of the Southern California economy, less so in recent years. Do you work in a job where your paycheck is tied to defense spending?
What other links do you have to war spending? Do you own stock in defense companies? Do you work in a hospital where wounded soldiers are rehabilitated? How would your life change if the war was not absorbing billions of tax dollars each year?