The US's military procurement machine may be the single most successful system of wealth transfer ever devised. But as a provider of working equipment to defend the country against realistic threats, it is becoming more and more dysfunctional.
In line with the steady rise in social unrest over the past decade, it's likely that we will witness an unprecedented escalation in large-scale citizen protests across the globe in 2016 and beyond.
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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of a number of books including Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.