Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Video: Revolving Door Relations Between Pentagon and Defense Contractors

The following investigative video is another wonderful example of crony capitalism. This can be seen through the lens of the political relationship between the military industrial complex and the Pentagon.  

We see how regulatory capture has evolved into revolving door relationships--former regulators (military officers) end up as officials for defense contractors, and where intense lobbying in shaping public policies, channeled through these former insiders, has reaped enormous "rent" profits for politically privileged firms. 

The implication is that the interventionist US "imperial" foreign policies (warfare state) are likely manifestations of the advancements of the interests of such clique.  

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