January 20, 2009

Who Needs a Draft?

By admin

I’ve argued for a while that the notion of a draft in the US is illogical for two reasons:

  1. It would generate unwanted competition to the $900 per day private contractors such as Blackwater
  2. There’s no need for a draft when people are unemployed.

Unfortunately, I’m proven correct on the second reason, as can be seen with this NYT article .

As massive waves of people face unemployment, the number one employer in the US will likely become the military.  While this notion is in conflict with my first assessment, I doubt there will be too much conflict with the idea, since contractors will still be supplying armour, weapons and a host of other goodies for the unemployed.