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Diminishing returns on violence

Posted by: borg on July 23, 1999 at 16:00:16:

In Reply to: Blah blah blah posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 23, 1999 at 12:34:48:

: : : Actually, if you check the proceedings of the last Bilderberg meeting but one, you will see that it was agreed that there was no overall opposition to the idea of armed security forces reporting directly to corporations. Or, to put it more bluntly, companies can raise their own armies.

: : I think its true to say that few people risk their lives in war for money alone - and thats all companies can offer.

: SDF: People have been risking their lives in all sorts of corporate jobs, for money alone, why should war be any different?

What planet are you from? Should I take my M-16 to work now
in an effort to protect myself from The War at the Office?

:And who says people risk their lives in war anymore? Witness the minimal risk of US efforts against Yugoslavia and Iraq....

The trend seems to point to diminishing returns on violence.

See the book _The Sovereign Individual_ by Davidson and Rees-Moog
for a discussion of this.

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