Peace and profits for all
In order to secure the interest of the USSR in a verifiable nuclear arms freeze and the eventual reduction in deployed nuclear weapons and stockpiles, the US would propose an economic bonus to the USSR. This bonus would consist of an agreement [quoteright]to loan, invest in, grant, or otherwise
favor the USSR and its satellites with up to 50% of the savings that such an agreement would allow the US to make in its defense budget. The amount of bonus could be computed annually after approval of the defense budget and determination of savings accruing from the agreement. Good faith on both sides will be insured by the publicity and by monitoring of the agreement by the United Nations. The following benefits would accrue immediately upon signing the nuclear arms control agreement:
A schedule such as the following might be followed:
Philosopher Joseph P. Rankin writes us from The Artichoke Capital of California. He describes himself as "an elderly screwball," but is dead serious about the nuclear threat, as shouldn't we all be.
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