In recent years, lists of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. have predominately featured two regions: Washington, DC and Silicon Valley. The relative prosperity of these regions reflects that of their prominent industries, technology and military contracting. Indeed, the relationship between big tech and the nation's capital has come to the fore recently with Amazon's HQ2 search, which includes all three DC-area bids on the list of twenty finalists.
So what's driving the success of technology firms and defense contracting? Are these industries models of modern economic success--or have they benefitted from the government tilting the market in their favor? Join us as we debate the role cronyism has played in shaping Big Tech and Big War!
"Free market conservatives" allied with anti-military activists? Could that be true? Ralph Nader seems to think so. His latest book is titled: Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State."
(2) - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492513-unstoppable