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Old 02-15-2018, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Palindrome View Post
In all cases, some contractors make out like bandits - and isn't that what capitalism is all about?
Sort of.

But where does the contracted money come from?

These contractors don't exist without the promised tax dollars from government. And we all know the revolving door thang.

The existence of the state represents an economic opportunity for munitions manufacturers as well as private security firms. Anyone heavily invested in these businesses has a huge profit motive for their government to be involved in as much conflict as possible. But the key word is government. If they had to bankroll the conflict themselves they wouldn't last a week.

OK so can't blame capitalism, just for the record. Capitalism is just voluntary trade.
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