reply to post by jaynkeel
I think I'm the only one that "bitched" about Capitalism so I will address your demand.
People want Capitalism because they think it's a free pass to becoming rich, it's a fantasy clung to vigorously: "Someday I will be rich and I sure
don't want anyone making rules on how I can do it."
Nothing works in a vacuum, certainly not Capitalism. Capitalism is completely dependent on exploitation and exploitation is dependent on greasing the
palms of people in positions to sell out their own or their neighbors.
Foreign Aid is one of the methods used to grease those palms. Why do we need to grease Egypt? Egypt is in Africa. Does Africa have resources that we
want and need? Yes. Is it a strategic area militarily? Yes.
You didn't really expect us to buy those precious resources at fair market value, negotiate labor costs with the locals and deny defense contractors
and the DoD their portion of the pie, did you? That would eat into profits.