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Smedley D Butler: WWI $16 Trillion in Profits

Posted by admin on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Smedley D Butler Money Quotation saying World War One earned business trillions and made many business owners wealthy and some billionaires. Smedley D Butler said:

It has been estimated by statisticians and economists that the war (WWI) yielded $16 Trillion in Profits. That is how the 21,000 Billionaires and millionaires got that way. This $16 Trillion in Profits is not to be sneezed at. It is quite a tidy sum

— Smedley D Butler

Smedley D. Butler: War is a Profitable Racket

Posted by admin on Friday, July 17, 2015

Smedley D. Butler Money Quotation saying clearly that where money is to be made in war, business will seek that profit regardless of losses in lives. Smedley D. Butler said:

War is a Racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives
— Smedley D. Butler

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