View single post by kurtwaters
 Posted: Tue Apr 9th, 2013 01:23 am
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I can add to this statement:

In a relative sense the people who gain the most from war are also losers compared to what they could have gained if war could have been avoided.

 I was listening to a radio interview of an economist. I cannot remember now the name of the show or the interviewed individual but it isn't important. He was discussing the economic effect of WWII . He said, and I paraphrase, that the same economic boost created by the war could have been accomplished if instead of a war everyone just built a bunch of tanks, planes, boats, etc. and simply dumped everything in the ocean.  Inferring that no war is ever necessary for profit; and imagine how much more economic and social growth could have been accomplished if we built useful, life enhancing products instead.

I agree with him.

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