Democracy and War Profiteering
They say to “never let a crisis go to waste,” but does that include war? Embodied in characters like “Daddy Warbucks” from the musical Annie, war profiteering has been an integral part of American history since the Civil War. In this episode, Mary, Gary, and Eryn discuss the history of war profiteering and its implications today. What is the difference between supporting a war effort and profiting from it? What challenges does this age-old business pose to democracy?