William Proxmire campaign costs. $145.10.
Default mental mechanism is belief
Dan Gilbert research on how belief works:
Foreign Policy: Is Japan the most innovative country in the world
At 1,200 patents per million people, Japan has the highest rate of patents in the world—even when you account for multiple counting.
Military spending as % GDP
Wikipedia: Countries by military expenditure
US spending over time, from here
Interactive data from World Bank
Economic Growth Worldwide
Immigration in the US