i was reading the 8/11/03 issue of business week
in the second quarter corporate scoreboard
united defense industries
has a 12 month return on common equity
listed as 1448.1 !
[the industry composite is 9.6]
you may remember united defense industries
a leading prime contractor for a number of combat vehicles, artillery and weapons delivery systems, and other defense systems
it was formed in 1997 by the carlyle group
you may remember the private investment company, the carlyle group
and its celebrities
former world leaders and washington insiders
rich and powerful
looking ever more like
dogs of war
endless money forms the sinews of war.
do you want to know the cause of war?
it is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars.
take away the capitalist and you will sweep war from the earth.
____________ -- henry ford
where too much is never enough
if you are rich
where my cousin [61 and severely disabled with mental illness since age 17]
must beg family members to see a dentist
[in washington state, medicaid no longer covers dental]
where the cost of bushii's tax cuts
is nearly triple the cost of
afghanistan, iraq and homeland security...
and a nation $43 trillion in the hole
a military/industrial/financial complex
ruled by the few, for the few