All that hard work is focused on development of technology that is only intended to make it easier for people to kill others of our own species. If these people are such great businessfolk, and such models of human productivity and ingenuity, then they will also thrive in industry which doesn't result in and require the deaths of thousands.
It's a fundamental morality of Life issue. One which is given lip-service by the current Administration, but which is refuted by almost every action they and a large percentage of our Congress folk actually produce.
From the Seattlepi.
Pentagon contractors' congressional allies routinely defeat or bury in committee initiatives that could curtail war profiteering. This June, for example, all 55 Senate Republicans voted to kill an amendment strengthening laws governing waste, fraud and abuse in defense (43 of 45 Democrats voted for it).
In his farewell address, (President) Eisenhower called for "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry" to stand up to the military industrial complex. Isn't it time to heed his call and demand that our representatives rein in the war profiteers?
The authors start off the essay with a little pop-quiz; the answer to which you may also find less than surprising.
Check it out.