The deep recession in America and the painful layoffs has been the result of two wars and a third silent war -- Pakistan.
False. The U.S. is in a "recession" despite the multiple front wars. The U.S. is a war economy. Without the wars, or aggressions, and the attendant Defense Industry, the U.S. would crumble, economically, and it now appears to be crumbling even with the wars. What to do? I think Nuclear War is the only answer.
--Morocco Bama | 12.19.09 - 9:24 am | #
I think Nuclear War is the only answer.
You're probably right. After all even the US leadership knows it is stupid doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a better result next time.
So much cleverer to do the same thing but much bigger, and hope for a better result next time. The US war economy has simply grown so huge and the machine it has built so voracious that there simply are not any wars big enough to actually use it properly. That's probably why all the UFOs lately. The Pentagon has been beaming threats and "Bring it ONs" out into space in hopes of pissing off some advanced race enough to invite an invasion or just a plain old duel, so they can finally use some of that great stuff and have themselves a suitable old ding dong knock em down and drag em out fight on a scale they have planned for...at last.
Rabbit | Homepage | 12.19.09 - 10:09 am | #
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- Yes, America's economy is a war economy. Not a "manufacturing" economy. Not an "agricultural" economy. Nor a "service" economy. Not even a "consumer" economy.
Seriously, I looked into your eyes, America, saw deep into your soul. So let's get honest and officially call it "America's Outrageous War Economy." Admit it: we secretly love our war economy. And that's the answer to Jim Grant's thought-provoking question last month in the Wall Street Journal -- "Why No Outrage?"
There really is only one answer: Deep inside we love war. We want war. Need it. Relish it. Thrive on war. War is in our genes, deep in our DNA. War excites our economic brain. War drives our entrepreneurial spirit. War thrills the American soul. Oh just admit it, we have a love affair with war. We love "America's Outrageous War Economy."