It’s only logical that money should be going towards education instead of towards war, right? WRONG. First off let me say that our education system sucks. I’d like to see more money and attention go into it, but because of the nature of money and our economic system today, it isn’t a wise business decision. It’s a wise moral decision, but investors are business men, not priests.
From a business standpoint, investing money into war is a better investment. From a moral standpoint, investing money into education is a better investment. The problem here is that money comes from business and the job of a business is to make money.
A good business move is to invest into a project that will bring in a good return. Wars are waged over land or resources, no matter what bullshi’t they spew on TV. Those who invest in war get a return in either increased sale of military equipment or resources obtained due to the war.
The unfortunate truth is that education has a very little return on investment compared to war so it isn’t funded properly. At the end of the day, this is an error in our economic system, not in individual institutions. Yes, the individual has the power to choose, but isn’t it a little alarming that the system rewards war profiteering?
If profit was completely banned from war, I bet we’d have a lot less wars. It’s just something to think about……..