Accession Number : AD0426906

Title :   ECONOMIC VIABILITY AFTER THERMONUCLEAR WAR: THE LIMITS OF FEASIBLE PRODUCTION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Winter,Sidney G.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 224

Abstract : Preparedness measures that would enhance the short-run survival prospects of the population in the event of a thermonuclear war are of no value if the war would so cripple the nation's economic system that the survivors could not be supported in the long run. This Memorandum treats certain aspects of the question of how, and under what circumstances, the resources that would survive such a war could be used to create an economy capable of supporting the population, maintaining its capital stock, and meeting any other national needs of comparable urgency. The main focus is on the limits imposed on produc tion in the postattack economy by the availabil ity of economic resources and chnological conditions of production. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)), ECONOMICS, POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE