The Hidden Cost of War

Produced by Matt Owens and the "Athletics".

In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is more than 10 times that estimate. So what's behind the ballooning figures? Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilme's exhaustively researched book, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, breaks down the price tag, from current debts to the unseen costs we'll pay for many years to come.

Opportunity Cost

If you took the creative/brain power at MIT that is devoted to building machines that facilitate mass murder and redirected it towards renewable energy, then at the end of the day we would have cheap clean electricity rather than being hated by world and marked for retribution.

What would happen to the

What would happen to the monopoly men though if everyone was energy independent using clean and efficient sources? What would happen to their chokehold? Can't have the human race advance at the expense of the ultra selfish, heaven forbid.