Effect on Society
Since 9/11 we have ramped up our national security, investments, concerns, and spending. We our faced with a security envelope in the US and our airport now has severe surveillance. We launched a war in Afghanistan which has turned into the longest war we have ever fought. The war has cost the US two trillion dollars. It was reported that following the attacks suffered post traumatic stress disorder over the next six months. This was in the form of sleeping disorders, nightmares, alienation/estrangement and depressions. Many more people in Manhattan increased their drug and alcohol use. About 25% of Manhattanies increased their alcohol consumption, 10% increased cigarette consumption, and 3.2% increased their marijuana consumption.
9/11 has plunged our economy into an extremely large debt. The war is being fought off budget. President Bush initiated a tax cut and this cut off revenue to the federal government. Our national debt has increased and the US economic crisis can be traced back to 9/11. We our faced with a security envelope in the US and our airport now has severe surveilance. Our emails, cell phones, and internet are subject to search to alert authorities of possible terrorist attack.
The nation was not able to deal with the economic recession due to lack of money. Many banks and automakers needed bailouts therefore the money that was needed to be borrowed from taxpayers and investors rose suddenly. Instead of spending on things that can help all Americans, large corporations needed to be saved. The size of the government grew bigger as a result of post 9/11 spendings. Such as the wars and military. The American tax payers were responsible for unfortunate foreign policy measures as well as supporting banks that caused economic turmoil.