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The economics of war : profiteering, militarism and imperialsim

Author: Imad A Moosa
Publisher: Cheltenham, Glos ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bad things occur and persist because of the presence of powerful beneficiaries. In this provocative and illuminating book, Imad Moosa illustrates the economic motivations behind the last 100 years of international conflict, citing the numerous powerful individual and corporate war profiteers that benefit from war. Inspired and informed by War is a Racket, the 1935 work of General Smedley Butler, the author explores  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imad A Moosa
ISBN: 178897851X 9781788978514
OCLC Number: 1137532705
Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. War is a racket: in memory of Smedley Butler --
2. The causes of war --
3. War versus peace: the outcome of a binary process --
4. Imperialism as an enterprise --
5. Wars of aggression and false flags --
6. War profiteering, the military-industrial complex and the deep state --
7. A taxonomy of war profiteers --
8. Banks as war profiteers --
9. Further thoughts --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Imad A. Moosa (professor of finance, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia).

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