The Business of War

November 28th, 2008

The US military budget is bigger than the rest of the world’s military spending combined. That’s not even counting the private contractors who rely on war in the Middle East in order to stay in business. As it turns out, politicians and investors rely on these companies to sustain the already troubled economy. This week on Business Matters, as a new administration prepares to take over the Pentagon, we’ll speak with foreign policy analyst Conn Hallinan about the unfortunately healthy business of war as well as Massie Ritsch of the Center for Responsive Politics.

Listen to the Full Episode | Download MP3
[audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/war/warshow.mp3]

Part 1: Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus | Download MP3
[audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/war/hallinan.mp3]
Part 2: Massie Ritsch, Center for Responsive Politics | Download MP3
[audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/war/ritsch.mp3]
Part 3: Winslow Wheeler, Center for Defense Information | Download MP3
[audio:http://businessmatters.net/episodes/war/wheelerwrapped.mp3]

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by Stacey Derbinshire on November 28th, 2008 at 1:45 am

Great Blog post. I am going to bookmark and read more often. I love the Blog template

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