I don’t think that Halliburton profits were THE chief driver of the war, and I don’t think Rand Paul does either. But Dick Cheney’s former company sure did make (and continues to make) a lot (billions) in Iraq.
11. The multifamily McMansion
Chapter 29 of Hunter Lewis’s new book.
The one city where Americans on average can? Washington DC!
It just never stops revolving – never. It’s nice that this particular company wouldn’t exist at all were it not for the taxpayer dollars it was given.
And the revolving door revolves once again. Someone is going to have to put some WD-40 on those hinges. They’re getting a little squeaky from all the use.
1 quick point.
Indeed. End the Fed.
Sounds so radical doesn’t it? Isn’t the Federal Reserve there to smooth out the economy, to stabilize the currency? To make sure the world doesn’t blow up?
What if I told you that it doesn’t smooth out the business cycle, but exacerbates it. That the dollar has lost 95% of its value since the establishment of the Federal Reserve. And that the world has “blown up” multiple times under the Fed regime? The world is worse for having the Fed in it.
Solar power is good. In fact I grew up with water heated by solar panels installed by my electrical engineer dad. It worked great and that was in the mid 1980s. I have probably taken more energy off the grid than most people in America have. (Or more precisely my dad did.)
You know what isn’t good? Solar subsidies targeted at achieving unattainable goals but which will fatten the pockets of the politically favored.