Episode 17: Jennifer Mittelstadt on the Rise of the Military Welfare State

Have you seen those Facebook memes floating around, arguing that we shouldn’t support a $15 minimum wage for service sector workers because the military doesn’t earn a living wage? Jennifer Mittelstadt tells us how these stark lines were drawn between the military and the civilian economy – and on how military welfare affects us all.

Check out the episode here!

Jennifer Mittelstadt is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Rise of the Military Welfare State. You can read more about her research here.

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