Coast To Coast AM – 20.3.2011 – one/12 – Military Contractors/Belief Systems




MP3 www.4shared.com Military Contractors: In the first half of Sunday’s show, George Knapp welcomed William Hartung of the New America Foundation, for a discussion on how defense contractor Lockheed Martin has wielded inordinate electrical power and shaped US foreign policy for decades. Whilst Lockheed has provided the US military fantastic technology like the stealth planes, at some point it took a incorrect turn and became a “money pit,” –more concerned with “lobbying for government contracts than actually producing weapons to the traits that the government needed,” he explained. For illustration, when Lockheed was lobbying Congress for the F-22 Raptor (the most costly fighter plane ever constructed), they advertised that certain states would eliminate thousands of jobs if the deal did not go by means of. Congress ends up “defending more of a parochial pork barrel interest than a nationwide defense interest,” Hartung commented. Defense spending, he noted, is in fact 1 of the least successful methods to develop jobs, with fields such as education and mass transit adding about two times as numerous jobs per billion spent compared to defense. Belief Systems: In the latter half, author Rahasya Poe talked about the consequences of sustaining beliefs that are out of touch with reality, and today’s scientific expertise. Citing a quote by Voltaire: “If they can make you think absurdities they can make you commit atrocities,” he argued that many current religious and political premises limit people’s thoughts, and make

5 Responses to “Coast To Coast AM – 20.3.2011 – one/12 – Military Contractors/Belief Systems”

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