Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Outsourcing War

The wars against Iraq and Afghanistan are pointless and simply result in death and destruction.

That said, some enterprises see war as a business venture. The great film, War Inc., plays on this theme.

Mark Thoma, an academic economist, offers some data on the costs of outsourcing war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Last year, Congress concluded that each military contract worker cost $250,000 a year. As the Washington Post noted this month, Congress expects to save $44,000 per worker in the defense budget by "in-sourcing" about $5 billion worth of work now handled by contractors."

Each contractor cost 250,000 a year!

Why don't we end the wars that waste lives, money, and international goodwill!

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