Is Our Economy Too Dependant On The Military Industrial Complex?

By Chris W
The Libertarian Patriot

The Military Industrial Complex may just be the biggest source of employment in the US with millions of people, either directly or indirectly, relying on the defense industry for their jobs. This is such big business that states fight over their piece of the pie and Congressional elections often hinge on which candidate will be best at "bringing home the bacon".

So can our economy survive without the Warfare State? Just think about the repercussions it would have on our economy if significant cuts were made. Unlike after WWII when military production was turned into domestic production, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people would be left unemployed.

It seems to me that we as a nation have boxed ourselves into an ugly corner where we have become too reliant on one industry for the well being of our economy and created a catch-22 from which there is no turning back.


  1. rt? rt?

    This is why most adults don't take libertarians seriously.

    Way to fall for FSB run propaganda, idiot.

  2. So Blarg, I take it that you disagree that the MIC is too big like the rest of the neo-cons.

    As for RT, you do realize that there are other media outlets out there and that if you listen only to our LSM, who simply toe the party lines and tell Americans that everything is just peachy, you've got your head in the sand my friend.

  3. I like RT, I find them to be far more accurate than our MSM.

  4. We spend a lot of cash on defense yet our southern border is "undefended"! That's my definition of irony...
    But defense spending cuts don't have to mean unemployment. Just as industry changed direction after WWII, it can be done today...
    Even so, "something" needs to be done!


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