I've made a number of posts recently relating to the building of and the decision to use the atomic bomb, from the Trinity Test to the Nagasaki bomb, 16 July-9 August, as we are in that time of year when all of this happened, 63 years ago. To look at all of these post, click here. Beginning on 6th August I will begin posting a series of 38 documents (written in 1945 and early 1946) from the Vannevar Bush group tasked with the problem of the coming proliferation of atomic weapons. As far as I can determine NONE of these documents have ever been published. The first of these papers to be presented is by William Shockley (nobelist and highly problematic late-life thinker) on the Economics of the Atomic Bomb (1945).