The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

War Very Profitable

Mar 18, 2013

Just one hundred military contractors sold more than 410 billion dollars of military services and armaments worldwide in 2011. HALF of those sales came from just 10 companies, seven from the United States.

Those seven companies – United Technologies, L-3 Communications, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing and Lockheed Martin – had arms sales in that one year ranging from 12 billion to 36 billion dollars. Lockheed topped the list with 36 billion in arms sales, including aircraft, missiles and radar.

War has always been profitable for a few who supply the materials – for those who never have to fight the wars. Capitalism as a system does very well out of death and destruction.