As the stock market gyrates, and Federal Reserve Board


meets by videoconference to inject emergency


funds into the system, Chalmers Johnson’s warning that the US empire is not sustainable – that “this is the

way empires end” – resonates rather ominously.

“Over time, a commitment to both guns and butter has proven an unstable configuration. Military industries crowd out the civilian economy and lead to severe economic weaknesses. Devotion to military Keynesianism is, in fact, a form of slow economic suicide.”

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