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Xeolyte Carn (Kebir Blue)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 03:35 pm Click here to edit this post
Money is totally worthless... it is simply a representation of work and earnings, actual money itself means nothing besides the value of the paper it is printed on or the metal it is made from.
WW1 and 2 were not directly profitable.
The US is not a valid yardstick, to thoroughly analyse the profitability of war you would have to add up the total gains and losses of all involved countries.

Just look at france, belgium, holland, germany, britain after the world wars. most of the countries on the continent had very little undamaged infrastructure after their conclusion, the only reason that companies thrived in the US after the wars is because:

I cant remember any bombing raids on US home soil, by that i mean the continent, not any outlying islands. This means that none of their factories and plants were destroyed or damaged.

Another factor would be the conversion of all factories to the production of war goods, ammunition, planes, munitions etc. This provided them with a guarenteed market for the duration of the wars. After this many of the factories would have large cash reserves after the risk free market experience AND have government subsidised machinery, equipment etc. These would be easy to convert to the production of peacetime goods.

Also, what exactly were you comparing the strength of the US market to? It could have remained constant throughout the war and afterwards whilst other countries who shall we say were more.. directly.. involved in the wars were having the strength of their markets sapped by them. So it could all be a victim of statistics.

Put simply, war is a mutual destruction of assets, so how can that ever be directly profitable?

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