Friday, 27 October 2006

The Cost Benefits of War

After reading this news fit to "print" I got to wondering if there might be a more detailed correlation between what should already be obvious.

Accurate civilian casualties are much harder to come by, which is understandable when you consider the different sources (varying significance); nevertheless, a conservative estimate would indicate that the folks at Halliburton are earning a tidy million dollars per death in Iraq. Up quite a bit from previous years. Pretty damn efficient. So as the death toll mounts, so does profitability.

In 2000, someone said that his prosperity didn't have anything to do with the government. Well he sure fixed that.