US military budget US$ 700 billion
What could begin with totally superfluous US$ 600 billion military expenditures reasonable? This shows what a crime against humanity this budget is.
Instead of wasting money on the military, the US could use 600 of the 700 billion military budget for state loans to stamp out survivors' industry. China is not by chance leading in all sectors of the industry important for our future, but because this was the intention of the Chinese government. So, what could you finance with US$ 600 billion to make the US really big again?
For the complete switch to electric mobility and renewable energy, 200 factories in the size of the Tesla Gigafactory 1 are needed worldwide. Each plant requires 5 billion investment. With US$ 100 billion, 20 such factories can be financed annually. 10 years for 200 such Gigafactories.
For a high standard of living, mankind needs 1000 GW of photovoltaic production per year. After 30 years of production with 1000 GW, 30,000 GW would be installed, delivering 40,000 TWh of annual electricity yield at average distribution and yield. A factory for 1 GW annual production requires US$ 2 billion investment. US$ 200 billion annual investment, in 9 years, 100 GW already exists, 1000 GW production capacity to achieve.
All these new factories must be supplied with raw materials. For the expansion of the raw material industry US$ 200 billion per year.
Aid to developing countries for rapid changeover to renewable energy and electric mobility.
10 years of waste of money for the US military correspond to the total investment to build up production capacities needed to convert all mankind to renewable energy and electric mobility. An absolute necessity to solve the problems of population growth, refugee crises and climate disaster.
As long as no US government drastically reduces military spending, these will only make the US as small as 1/4 millennia ago.