The Pentagon Can’t Pass an Audit, But, to Congress, There’s Always More Money for War.
Jonathan Cohn
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It’s people’s lack of understanding of how money works, and how it’s created, that allows for unlimited funds being created ($6 trillion+) for the Iraq/Afghan wars but practically none being created when it comes education, infrastructure, jobs, healthcare, etc.

If Obama had committed $6T to either A: give everyone free college for the next 20 years + free healthcare + free rent… or B: fight some wars in the Middle East. The first option would change all of our lives for the better drastically, but would never be allowed to happen. The second option is what happened.

If we all understood how it works, then the world could start becoming a much better place.. as we could start directing this money towards good things and not war.