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Miriam Pemberton

Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She directs its Peace Economy Transitions Project which focuses on helping to build the foundations of a postwar economy at the federal, state and local levels.

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Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

Backing down from nuclear war would make us a lot safer than piling more money into the Pentagon.

Miriam Pemberton ·


Getting That Secure Feeling Yet?

Throwing money at the Pentagon while gutting other programs that protect Americans shouldn't make anyone feel safer.

Miriam Pemberton ·


The Pentagon’s $125 Billion Cover-up

The brass asked for a report on eliminating waste. When investigators found some, the military buried it.

Miriam Pemberton ·


Combat vs. Climate: The Military and Climate Security Budgets Compared

As our climate crisis plays out in increased refugee flows and natural disasters, the government is still wasting money on ineffective, traditional military security.

Miriam Pemberton ·


Here’s What a Budget That Prioritizes Peace Looks Like

The budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus de-funds the Pentagon and invests new money in transitioning away from America's military-dependent economy.

Miriam Pemberton ·


6 Reasons Not to Reboot the Cold War

The Obama administration's final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.

Miriam Pemberton ·


The Pentagon Budget Is Bigger Than It’s Ever Been

Boosting the Pentagon's budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.

Miriam Pemberton ·


What the US Should Learn from Russia’s Collapse

For US communities dependent on the same industries that have brought Russia to its knees, the time to start planning an economic transition is now.

Miriam Pemberton ·

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