This shows you how wasteful government is. All that metal could have been used for something that is actually in demand and would help bring down the prices of steal, if it were to be all recycled.
Why wasteful? All this tanks can be sold to various African or Asian countries, moreover, they are sold regularly.
If the officer can't prevent the booze then he must lead it.(c)
Meh just sell them Russians... Perhaps they have enough money.
Or, you know, you could do something useful with all that steel for once.
Sure, you can invade a country, but if that country engages in trade with you, you're just shooting yourself in the foot. That's why it's unlikely that we'll see a US vs China war for example, because in that event China would experience mass starvation while the US would have total shortages of basic commodities. In the end, both would be worse off. It just doesn't make any economic sense.
That's also why most of the wars (both real and hypothetical) of today are against countries/groups that don't engage in the global economy, like Taliban-run Afghanistan, Communist North Korea, etc.
This might change in the future due to resource depletion, but right now there isn't much to worry about.
So, yeah, commerce, man. Pass the blunt, brah.
Last edited by RangerPL; Jun 19 2012 at 14:10.