Military-Economic Fascism: How Business Corrupts Government, and Vice Versa
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of The Independent Review

The absence of proper accounting procedures at the U.S. Department of Defense is only the proximate cause of the continual scandals in defense contracting. Until the scope of the U.S. government’s geopolitical ambitions and hence the scope of its military activities are drastically reduced, little opportunity will exist for making its system of military-economic fascism less rapacious and corrupt.

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