Chapter: Wagin War



With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.


Here is an estimation tool for what may be the unseen cost of warfare in the time of Sun Tzu. What is it now for you?

Understand the wider costs, quantifying these where possible.